Explain how are personality tests and employment linked? Why would an employer or employee be interested in the results of a personality test?

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 5

Lecture

File (PDF): Presentation (Pearson, 17e) – Chapter 5 (attached in this post)

Link (website): Free Personality Test

Link (website): HR Guide to the Internet: Personnel Selection: Methods: Personality Tests

Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Introduction

This discussion will allow for an exploration of personality tests, as well as the use of personality test by employers.

Initial Post Instructions

Visit the Free Personality Test website. There you will find a variety of personality tests such as “Are you a Type A?”; the “Stress O Meter”; and other IQ and personality tests. Most are free and often fun to take. Take one or two of your choice. Then, address the following in your initial post:

Share the results in the discussion forum and whether or not you feel the results are valid.

Explain how are personality tests and employment linked? Why would an employer or employee be interested in the results of a personality test? (Visit the HR Guide to the Internet website for additional information.)

Use citations from the textbook and one scholarly source to define the concept and to support your analysis and your choice of application. List the sources for citations at the bottom of the response.

Writing Requirements

Initial Post Length: minimum of 250 words

 

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