Personality Tests

Hard skills are only one factor in determining an individual’s potential to succeed on the job.

Personality tests measure ingrained qualities that relate to and predict job performance.

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What are personality tests?

Pre-employment personality testing tells you far more about an individual than a resume and interview can.

A valuable job screening tool, personality tests can indicate the following traits of your candidates:

Temperament and interaction style
Environmental preferences
Behavioral tendencies
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These are the qualities that tend to remain static throughout life. And certain jobs match better with certain qualities.

For example, a job that involves plenty of social interaction would be a better fit for an extroverted candidate. An isolated job would be a better fit for an introvert.

Personality can also indicate a candidate’s likelihood of being committed to your organization and feeling content in a particular role.

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What do personality tests NOT measure?

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Personality tests don’t measure more fleeting qualities such as moods and emotions. Personality assessments also don’t reveal mental health conditions or tell you how well someone will be able to do a job.

Personality tests aren’t just for outside recruitment. You can administer these tests to your existing employees when considering them for an internal promotion or simply to gain a better understanding of a conflict in their current role.

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Texas State University: Using Such Tool Enables Employers to Have a Better idea of Who They are Hiring.

The research shows personality testing plays an important role and is a powerful tool in getting the best people hired by our local municipal governments.