Employers Relying On Personality Tests

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Apparently 30% of companies in
the US now use personality testing as part of the recruitment process. Is it a
useful tool or load of old baloney? This article highlights some of the common
advantages and disadvantages.
Like any tool, it depends how
you use it. The article mainly describes their use in hiring unskilled or
semi-skilled labour. I would suggest there is a feeling among management of
conserving effort when hiring ‘low-level’ staff. If this is the case, then the
danger is in placing too much trust in the test.

About the author

Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD
is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from
University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about
scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book
“Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.