Personality Assessments: A Critical Tool for Hiring the Best Candidate
Employees are the essential and fundamental asset of any organisation. The stronger the human asset that an organisation has, the greater the long-term success they can enjoy. And that’s why, apart from quantitative screening tests and aptitude tests, psychologists and human resource practitioners also recommend using personality testing as a tool for making informed hiring decisions.
Here are some aspects where personality assessments can be very useful in choosing the best candidate for the organisation:
There are various reasons why personality tests prove to be excellent tools in engaging with promising candidates, onboarding the right candidates and ensuring the relationship’s longevity. Personality tests have been used for various purposes by organisations, including selection, determining career orientation, leadership skills, team building, and more. One such example of a personality test is the 16 pf test, which is used for determining career orientation. This test helps identify an individual’s unique personality characteristics. It also signals how a person may react or behave in a range of different scenarios. Test results help an individual chart his or her career map and explore any study fields they may want to pursue specialisations in.
A personality test is a very useful tool in gauging the potential of a prospective candidate. However, one must keep in mind, that like other testing methods, this method is also designed for a specific purpose and cannot cover all the aspects that need to be tested before onboarding a new employee. And hence, this tool should be used in conjunction with other selection and screening techniques like behavioural interviews, reference screening, aptitude testing, etc. This will help you get a 360-degree picture of a prospective candidate. Organisations who invest valuable time in selecting the right candidate usually reap the long-term fruits of this investment.
At NamanHR, we pride ourselves in helping organisations make informed decisions of choosing the right candidate through various tools for screening and selection. Get in touch with us to find the right candidate for your organisation.