Do Online Personality Tests Account for Generational Differences?

Do Online Personality Tests Account for Generational Differences?

Personality tests are very popular with Fortune 500 companies and large corporations, but many small-to-medium sized businesses still hesitate to begin a pre-employment testing program that includes them. Why don’t more businesses use one of the best tools for predicting performance of new hires?   Perhaps employers with smaller (or non-existent) HR departments...

Q & A with RA: “What can pre-employment tests do for our company?”

Q & A with RA: “What can pre-employment tests do for our company?”

Pre-employment testing is one of the most powerful, efficient, and cost-effective tools that you can have in your applicant hiring process. Using even a modest selection ratio (defined as the number of hires vs. number of applicants), a good pre-employment testing program can greatly increase the odds of success on the job. By hiring using pre-employment tests that...

Personal Social Media Pages:  A useful pre-employment screening tool?

Personal Social Media Pages: A useful pre-employment screening tool?

Social media madness has gripped modern society and its hold won’t loosen anytime soon. With the mid-2000s surge of MySpace and growth of Google’s search capabilities, it became easy to find people online. After Facebook took over as the social media leader, and grew its user base to 1 billion (only 250 million shy of the population of India), people’s lives were...

All Personality Tests are Not Equal

All Personality Tests are Not Equal

Professional Personality Testing is based on scientific principles, such as reliability and validity. With the advent of the internet, Personality Tests quickly became a staple of pop culture. Who hasn’t seen a friend or family member’s “personality test results” on social media? Or, have you heard someone describe “what color they are”, or describe themselves as...

The Big Five: What does it mean for your business?

The Big Five: What does it mean for your business?

Personality is a stimulating subject. It captures the attention of people looking to learn more about themselves and learn how to better relate to the world around them. They are drawn in by the allure of learning something surprising about themselves, or gaining a better understanding – or even an affirmation of – their own character. Today, businesses...

5 Things You Need to Know About Pre-Employment Testing

5 Things You Need to Know About Pre-Employment Testing

Companies large and small use pre-employment tests to help find the right candidates before hiring, so you might think its a good idea, too. You are right. It is a good idea. At least, if the testing is done correctly and with the right expectations. If it isn’t, like most things, it will end up being a frustrating waste of time and money. Get your new...