More Discussions about Types and Hiring

Take a look at Personality for a psychologist’s view of using any personality test for hiring. I particularly liked these quotes:

It means that our everyday belief that people are consistently “themselves” across a wide variety of kinds of circumstances is unfounded.Given enough time to understand a person’s situational patterns, and a reasonably clear description of what that individual might face, we might be able to tell you something about how that person might behave. But don’t expect anything like the accuracy of predicting the results of a chemical reaction.

Also, check out the comments for Fast Company’s Corporate Shrink Question of the Week.

In my experience, behavior-description questions and auditions are reasonable — athough not perfect — predictors of a person’s ability to work in another environment. Certainly, they’re not foolproof, but using these two techniques together helps.

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