Although the full article referenced below is a little long, it offers some great information about personality profiling and its use in today’s environment. I’ve paraphrased a few of the most pertinent points to save you some time:
- Pre-employment assessment tools have become easier and less costly to implement due to technology and internet delivery.
- Fears about validity, security and legal defensibility of assessments have subsided with increased usage.
- Assessments should be used as an added layer of confidence to the hiring process and be considered as support along with a company’s other processes.
- Understanding the job related competencies of top performers and incorporating that information into the pre-employment assessment is growing in importance.The goal for any recruitment strategy should be to attract a top performer who will reach a higher level of productivity in a shorter time-frame and, ultimately, stay with your company for a long time. Using personality profiling for pre-employment assessment is a proven way to differentiate this type of candidate from the rest of the candidate pool.