Personality Tests are Being Embraced by Employers


Personality tests are being embraced by employers as a predictor of job success and navigating the hybrid workplace. It’s an interesting phenomenon of the pandemic which has created a great demand for knowledge about employees whom you may interact with on a limited basis and not really get to know.

The NY Times recently published an article entitled, “The $2 Billion Question of Who You Are at Work.” Here is an excerpt:

For employers, the stakes of personality testing are higher. Managers often use them to make decisions about career development and sometimes even about hiring. Each year, some 100 million workers worldwide take psychometric tests, meaning tests designed to study personality and aptitude. The industry exploded in the late 1990s and early 2000s as the tests were computerized, Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic said.

You can read the article here.

What are your thoughts? Has your company instituted such tests? Please share your comments. Thanks!

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