Smart Moves: Take Personality Tests with a Pinch of Salt
Spence, Rachel, The Independent (London, England)
When one of ICI's most competent young engineers announced his resignation during a workshop, Human Resource manager Trevor Cutler might well have been disappointed. In fact the opposite was true.
"We had just completed a personality test," Mr Cutler recalls, "which showed him to be much more a creative type than a scientific one. It turned out he'd decided to pursue a career as a musician. He was delighted because his instinct had been confirmed. I was happy because the test was working properly."
Mr Cutler's example is part of the rapid increase in the use of personality tests. The reason? In a world where firms compete in the race for a flexible, multi-tasking …
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