Hiring Information Technology Professionals: 4 Vital Personality Traits

IT professionals must perform for a business to perform, and thankfully, you can find a high-performing IT employee using the evidence gathered in a pre-employment personality test. Traits including Emotional Stability, Optimism, Extroversion and Openness should be high on your list when searching for an IT professional who fits the needs of the job. Whether you are...

Pre-Employment Testing for Leadership: 6 Personality Traits of Good Leaders

Pre-Employment Testing for Leadership: 6 Personality Traits of Good Leaders

Effective managers are cut from a different cloth than other employees. These leaders exhibit a particular set of personality traits that mix emotional strength with hard work and positive attitude. High on the list of personality traits these leaders display are assertiveness, work drive, teamwork orientation, extraversion, emotional stability and optimism.

What is “Validity” in Personality Assessments?

What is “Validity” in Personality Assessments?

The validity of a pre-hire assessment is the extent to which the assessment is well-grounded in research and corresponds accurately to the real-world dimensions it claims to represent; in short, validity is the degree to which a test measures what it is supposed to measure. Types of Validity Content validity is evaluated by showing how well the content of a...

What is “Reliability” in Personality Assessments?

What is “Reliability” in Personality Assessments?

Reliability of measurement refers to consistency of measurement. Other synonyms for reliability are repeatability, reproducibility, precision, dependability, fidelity, accuracy, and generalizability. Suppose you wanted to test the reliability (or, if you will, the consistency or reproducibility) of your car odometer. You drive from your house to the post office and...

The new way people work: Which personalities work best from home?

The new way people work: Which personalities work best from home?

Telecommuting, or working at home, is expected to reach an all-time high. Technology makes it possible, and the increasing desire to achieve a harmonious work-life balance makes employees brave enough to ask for the opportunity to work from home, or in some cases, expect the option before taking a new job. If you are considering making the switch with some of your...

Increase the Odds of Hiring an Outstanding Performer

Increase the Odds of Hiring an Outstanding Performer

If only every employee you hired could be a high performer. Or, the better statement may be, “I wish I could predict who the high performers would be before I hired them!” Here’s one strategy for changing the way you hire today to increase the odds of selecting outstanding performers in the future. Step 1: Identify what an “Outstanding Performer” looks like. Note:...