Published on August 9, 2007
Personality Test Help Gauge Job Fit: Personality Test Help Gauge Job Fit Nickole A. Aguilar Career Builder.com and CNN.com Slide2: It is estimated about 40% of employers use personality assessments to determine if a candidate is suited for a particular job. Or, in what type of work an existing employee will be most successful. Slide3: 'The investment in personality testing is going to cost less than one or two turnovers caused by hiring the wrong person because of lack of salient information.' R. Wendell Williams Five Factors That shape our overall personality:: Five Factors That shape our overall personality: Our relative need for stability. Whether we are solitary or social. Whether we strive for innovation or efficiency. The degree to which we stick to our positions or accept others’ ideas. Whether we are more linear or flexible in our approach to goals. Questions:: Questions: Do you feel that personality tests are accurate and effective in the workplace? Do you feel knowing a person’s personality type helps employee relations?