The truth about modern Psychometric Profiling is often the very opposite of common perceptions. High quality professional profiling is now so cheap, you can have every single applicant for every vacancy assessed as a standard part of the application process. This enables hundreds or thousands of candidates to be processed very quickly, accurately and professionally. As has been established, the speed of the process is crucial to successfully hiring the best people, and maintaining a great employer brand with all applicants.
Personality fit is recognised as being just as important now as the past work experience of candidates, particularly for customer facing roles, such as retail and call centre environments for example. These roles also attract almost unmanageably high volumes of applications. Initial screening based on CV alone is simply too costly and time consuming.