Know who you’re hiring

Choosing who to hire is a big decision for your business as your staff make a real difference to your bottom line. A simple personality test can give you insight into your future employees and help you make the right decision.

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Personality tests give a measure of the key traits of someone’s personality. They usually measure things such as openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness and emotional stability. These are sometimes helpful in choosing employees, if the traits are relevant to effective job performance.

When you’re looking to use a personality test, it pays to bring in the professionals: tests available on the internet have little evidence to support their effectiveness and are unlikely to help. For real results you should consider using a consulting company that employs registered psychologists to develop, administer and interpret these tests. This means you’ll get useful information to help you make the right decision.

For more information about selection methods, come along to TPP’s Human Resources Management course with tutor, Kate Campbell, starting July 2017.