Using Personality Assessments in Hiring

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Does your organization utilize personality assessments as part of the hiring process? Source: Stephen VanHorn / Shutterstock. Why Do Employers Use Personality Tests During the Hiring Process? Personality assessments can help reduce this issue.

How Personality Assessments Decrease Bias in Hiring


Hiring the best candidate can be tricky and employers have to decide which are the best tools, such as interviews and personality assessments, for making their decision. One obvious source of bias is the appearance of the candidate, but there are other more subtle biases at play. An interviewer’s rating of a candidate will be judged in part by comparison to the performance of other people that person has interviewed.


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8 Modern Personality Assessment Tools for Your Team

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Today’s recruiters, hiring managers, and Human Resources (HR) professionals know it’s not enough to hire people based only on the skills they have; these potential candidates also need personalities that align with the company culture and the nature of the work. Source: docstockmedia / shutterstock. HR professionals may depend on personality assessments for training and onboarding. Administrators claim this assessment is extremely reliable. DISC Assessment.

Why Employment Assessment Tools Make Sense Now  –  More than Ever.

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And moving in-person assessments and job interviews to a virtual platform can add convenience and safety for both the employer and applicant. As the labor market continues to recalibrate, one component of the hiring process is more critical than ever: employment assessment.

How Finding the Right Culture Match Has Changed in Our Remote World

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Source: insta_photos / shutterstock. Without the ability to gauge personality and culture fit in person, however, finding candidates who fit your culture may be more challenging. Personality Assessments Are Necessary.

A Strategic Approach to Hiring Assessments

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Source: dizain / Shutterstock. You need to determine whether someone matches the profile and has the right skills, experience, and personality. Does their personality fit the expectations? Preemployment assessments are good predictors of job performance. Skills assessment.

How to Conduct a Soft Skills Interview in 4 Easy Steps


Here are a few of the common ones: It is very important that you are using a scientifically reliable and valid method to assess your teams’ soft skills. Email Talentoday at to learn more about our assessment and services!

Personal Growth Using Soft Skills


That’s why gyms are the busiest on Mondays¹ and personal motivation skyrockets around birthdays². I can’t be the only person who has put off a personal goal for a couple of weeks because it’s the middle of December and January 1st is just around the corner.

Conflict Resolution Skills: Examples and Assessment

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They are difficult to assess in the pre-employment evaluation stage, but nothing is impossible for experienced recruiters using the proper tools. Source. Luckily, we have plenty of instruments at our disposal to assess such subtle interpersonal abilities.

How To Use Pre-Employment Assessments to Make Better Hires

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Pre-employment assessments are a valuable tool in a recruiter’s qualification process. Do pre-employment assessments have a place in your hiring process, and if so, which ones should you use? Benefits of Using Candidate Assessments 1. Resources and Sources: [link].

9 Leadership Assessment Tools for Recruiters and CEOs

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Today, we will discuss leadership assessment. Today’s topic is leadership assessment tools, their validity, performance predictability power, and best ways to use them! As a leadership assessment tool, the instrument addresses both recruiters and companies.

How to Use Myers Briggs for Recruiting and Developing Leaders

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The Myers Briggs Type Indicator ® personality test, as well as more intricate personality tests developed from its framework, has proven useful in recruiting and developing prominent organizational leaders, which is why around 80% of Fortune 100 companies rely on it. Source: Stephen VanHorn / Shutterstock. You’ll discover that certain personalities are more strategic thinkers and planners, while others are better at leading collaborative teams, for instance.

3 Things Every Recruiter Should be Doing During The Covid Crisis!

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Back a decade ago, most assessments were basic personality assessments that are basically akin to witchcraft. Change Management Recruiting Sourcing Talent Management change headhunting Recession recruiting sourcing talent management Talent Strategy

Considerations for Hiring Competencies

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Source: designer491 / iStock / Getty. Some examples of assessing competencies are through a structured interview guide or a personality assessment that has been validated to predict competency performance. Alternatively, if there is no competency model in place, that can leave the hiring process very unstructured and increases the risk of personal biases being introduced into selection decisions.

5 Ways to Decrease Turnover


Save your turnover and retraining costs and put it into a more valuable source: an employee’s salary. A common misconception is to overvalue work experience and education and undervalue work ethics, personality traits and other “immeasurable” items. Assess Your Applicants. You need to know the person, their traits, characteristics and tendencies. See more on the best way to assess your applicants by viewing ApplicantPro’s Assessment Options.

Introducing anonymized screening: Encourage inclusivity


When enabled, anonymized screening obscures a candidate’s name, address and phone number from the Candidate Profile and CV in the sourced and applied stages of the hiring pipeline. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been top priority for our Product team this year.

Why Your Franchise Needs A Centralized Hiring Process | ClearCompany

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You need to be sure you are sourcing and hiring the right candidate for the right role. To ensure you are sourcing and hiring the strongest candidates, you need to create a clear hiring process that is repeatable and produces high-quality results.

Can Work References Reveal an Applicant’s “True” Personality?


Personality assessments can be a very valuable hiring tool. Personality assessments never provide perfect predictions of job performance or other key outcomes—and perhaps this is due to applicant “faking.”. Related articles: Can Applicants Cheat a Personality Assessment? Perhaps we could use work references (such as current or former supervisors) to assess an applicant’s personality instead. Personality informants.

How to Rehire Your Workforce with a Limited HR Team

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Source: / Shutterstock. Identifying these high-performing employees requires access to data pulled from performance reviews, customer surveys, and even personality assessments.

Diversity Hiring: 6 Steps To Hiring More Diverse Candidates


Diversity hiring is hiring based on merit with special care taken to ensure procedures are free from biases related to a candidate’s age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other personal characteristics that are unrelated to their job performance. Tool 1: P re-hire assessment.

How to Use AI for High Volume Recruiting


Profile enrichment: automatically sourcing additional information about a candidate from publicly available data across the web. Candidate sourcing: surfacing qualified candidates from internal and external talent pools for current vacancies.

The Introvert Extrovert Test | Recruiting Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

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Most likely, you will use pre-employment personality tests to evaluate the applicants besides the cognitive skills testing tools. We will also discuss using an introvert vs. extrovert test correctly to hire for talent and growth, not exclusively for personality traits. Image source.

Engage Talent at Events by Creating a Consistent Candidate Experience

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It is in-person recruiting events. With in-person events, you’re able to physically demonstrate your company’s culture. So we had to think of a way to effectively demonstrate our culture, and in-person events have given us a way to do that. At Discover, I created what I call a “toolkit” for our sourcing strategists and recruiters. But now, our sourcing strategists have joined our team, making it easier to demonstrate the importance of using the framework.

How to hire a Sales Executive


Every new employee at Vervoe is hired through a Vervoe assessment. When our new hires start, we like them to help us write an assessment for their role with our in-house I/O psychologists. How did you approach creating the assessment? Use the assessment for free.

SkillSurvey Research Finds that Reference Checking Is an Integral Part of the Hiring Process


Reference checking ranked as the second most utilized method of obtaining candidate insight behind background screening (77%), but ahead of skills assessment (55%), behavioral based assessments (39%) and personality assessments (33%). News all industries assessments hiring trends reference checkingSkillSurvey Releases Results of Survey on the State of Reference Checking Today.

My Personal Journey to ApplicantStack

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The candidates that passed the phone screen round were emailed with technical test session id’s and/or personality assessments. If they passed, they were sent another email with yet again a list of dates and times for their first in-person team interview. Fast forward the second round of in-person interviews, the offer was finally presented to the candidate. This helped me focus my recruiting budget on the best sources.

Practical Methods for Implementing Diversity During Hiring

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Source: Andrey_Popov / shutterstock. For example, it could be tempting to want to hire a person because he or she seems to have similar hobbies to others in the organization, or he or she offers opinions that are aligned with others and will be easy to get along with. There are numerous ways to add objectivity and validity to a hiring process, one being the use of a scientifically validated personality assessment.

How Personality is Relevant for HR Teams

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Source: Stephen VanHorn / Shutterstock. The best way to do this is to get to know their personality. By having other people take a short personality assessment, you can learn a lot about them, including their natural strengths, motivations, communication style, and more.

How To Make Sure You Know Exactly Who You’re Hiring.

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There are, however, many things that the majority of background checks fail to flag, such inflated claims of their current salary, true skill set or personality alignment with company culture. If you don’t know exactly who you’re hiring, chances are you’re not hiring the right person in the first place – no matter what their resume says. As the ousted former CEO of Yahoo! ,

Mental Toughness: Driving Success both on the Field and in the Field

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In assessing thousands of professional (MLB, NBA, NHL) and NCAA Division 1 athletes, Caliper has found that physical ability, while obviously necessary, is not sufficient in predicting athletic success at the highest levels. Source: Lightspring / shutterstock. when assessing young athletes’ potential for success. Enter personality assessments. What is the difference between the most successful professional athletes and those who fall short?

7 Types of Recruiting AI That Will Speed Up Your Hiring Process

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Source: / shutterstock. According to Fountain, “Information on your applicants allows you to allocate your sourcing and recruiting budget in a smarter way.”. For recruiters and hiring managers, they can reach out to applicants immediately through the use of automated messages while providing a personalized experience. Personality Assessments. Therefore, it may be worthwhile to go through a reputable source in these instances.

Vote For Me: Campaigning For Data

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Even with all of those dots of data on certain policies, the bottom line is that we make our decisions based on how we feel about the person, not based on the metrics and inputs. There’s so much more here than a decimal and a digit – it’s a life, a personality, a relationship. A study of more than 150 companies found that companies that hired using an algorithm based on a personality assessment had more diverse workforces.

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How to Cultivate a Transparent Company Culture

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Source: cacaroot / Getty. To determine whether employees will express this desire, have candidates complete personality assessments during the hiring process to see whether they would be willing and able to be transparent with colleagues and that they personally value transparency.

No Time for Losers: Why We Love To Hate Recruiters.

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Now, if you’re a recruiter who doesn’t happen to be dedicated to backend research or sourcing, and you aren’t already spending pretty much all of your time directly interacting with candidates, do us all a favor. Even if you’re not the most extroverted or outgoing person, if you’re in recruiting, you either fake it until you make it or you get the hell out.

The Cost of Conflict in the Workplace and What to Do About It


The American Institute of Stress states: “Numerous studies show that job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated progressively over the past few decades.” During the resolution process, a more outgoing, or extrovertive person, for example, might be quite comfortable with directly stating his/her frustration with a co-worker, while a more introvertive or shy individual will not.

What Should You Automate in Your Recruitment Process?


Sourcing technology – This space is packed right and growing super fast. More money is being dropped into sourcing technology than almost any other segment, which makes it very confusing for talent acquisition buyers. Employee referral automation – Is employee referrals your largest source of hires? Yet, when I ask how much money they’ve invested into technology to support their most important source, it’s almost always $0.

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CHERYL and Employer Liability for Cybernetic Harassment

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Source: charles taylor / Shutterstock. They can even be equipped with their own personalities. Assessing liability for personal injury perpetrated by robots has centered on treating them as manufactured products.

Leading In The New Normal


When there is so much uncertainty in the world, leaders need to be seen as a trusted source of knowledge and support. These days being able to connect with your team and colleagues on a personal level helps bridge the distance between employees. What makes a good leader?

Whether or Not a Downturn Is Coming, the Time to Prepare Is Now

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Source: Fred Ho / Shutterstock. In the annual Financial Stress Survey , conducted by John Hancock, 72% of respondents indicated that they worry about personal finances during their workday, and for many, this happens multiple times a week. A good financial wellness program will offer financial education resources and personal assessments/surveys to help employees identify their current financial situation and set goals to get them back on track.

Personality is the catalyst for career performance.


Personality at work has never been more important. More and more recruiters are using personality assessments to evaluate candidates for hiring and job placement. Although personality represents a small portion of what we’re like at work, it is the catalyst that leads to positive outcomes within an organization in the long run. Second, personality data identifies whether the individual fits with the tasks and responsibilities required for the position.