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What Human Resources Needs to Know – Personality Tests are Simply Too Broad to Predict On-the-job Performance

Article by Larry M. Cash, Founder, Pathfinder Career System.

Personality tests attempt to measure a broad range of basic traits, such as the Big Five Personality Traits or Emotional Intelligence. Although these tests may provide useful information about a person, psychological research has consistently proven that personality measures do little to predict how well a candidate will perform on the job. Personality tests are simply too broad to predict on-the-job performance.

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