Daily Employer Tip: Personality Tests

February 9th, 2011 | Hiring Resources | No Comments »

Technical tests are pretty common in the IT world, but more and more employers are also choosing to conduct personality tests on job candidates. They are often used to figure out if the candidate will be a good cultural fit with your company. So how do you know if you should do the same or what type of test to use? The results of a personality test can give you further insight into a candidate, including their attitude, learning styles, preferred management styles, and aspects like being detail-oriented and being a team player. These tests can be valuable if they reveal certain factors that are hard to determine in an interview. However, it’s important to keep a good balance between the results and what you yourself understand from interacting personally with the candidate. Be consistent with how you read the results from one candidate to the next.

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