Personality Tests

Employee Assessments: Tactical or Strategic?

You followed the hiring process to a T and it worked! You hired a great employee and they are proving to be a great fit. But what happened to their assessment results? I’m willing to bet you used the results to help you make a hiring decision, but haven’t looked at them since.

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Which Employee Reliability Test is Right For You

If you’re not measuring a potential employee’s behavioral reliability, you’re making a big mistake!

According to the report, “A Typology of Deviant Workplace Behaviors: A Multidimensional Scaling Study,” by Sandra L. Robinson and Rebecca J. Bennett, counterproductive and delinquent workplace behaviors cost organizations an estimated $6 to $100 billion annually. Out of all the employees included in their research, up to 75% have engaged in deviant or delinquent workplace behaviors (i.e, theft, computer fraud, vandalism, sabotage, embezzlement, and absenteeism.) This means you probably have some employees or are on the verge of hiring an employee who could prove to be very costly to your organization.

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Debunking 4 Myths Around Personality Testing

Recently, I responded to an article that incorrectly spelled out four reasons to avoid personality testing in the hiring process. The article said that personality tests:

    • Screen out great candidates
    • Have flawed results
    • Create privacy risks
    • Cause discrimination
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Synergy in Testing: Combining Assessments for Optimal Results

There are all sorts of tools you can use for screening job applicants. Two are particularly effective when used together…

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The Hidden Side of Predicting Student Performance and Success

Cognitive ability tests, such as the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE), are widely used for student selection and placement. By measuring a potential student’s ability to learn, adapt and solve problems, the SLE has been proven to increase student retention, graduation and job placement rates, along with helping schools meet accreditation requirements. Read more about The Hidden Side of Predicting Student Performance and Success

The Personal Characteristics Inventory® (PCI) or Comprehensive Personality Profile® (CPP®): Which Should You Use?

Personality tests can be very effective tools to use in the hiring process. They help you understand the individual traits of a candidate, which enables you to determine if they will be a good fit for your organization and your team, as well as whether they can successfully complete the tasks at hand. In general, personality tests measure job-related strengths and weaknesses. Personality tests can also be used to build teams within your organization. Read more about The Personal Characteristics Inventory® (PCI) or Comprehensive Personality Profile® (CPP®): Which Should You Use?

Why You Need More Than Just a Resume

There’s nothing like a first impression, and in the case of job applicants, that is often a resume. But let’s be honest for a second about resumes and their real value when it comes to making hiring decisions. Read more about Why You Need More Than Just a Resume

Using Personality Tests to Build Strong Teams

How strong are your teams? Use personality types to create cross-functional understanding. Ken shares a team-building exercise you can use right away to strengthen your employee’s awareness of communication styles.

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