Category Archives: testing

Personality Test – Redux

In the past I have written about pre-employment tests: Cognitive/Personality Tests (9/21/2012) Job Seekers Face More Testing (9/19/2011) Today, I share a new article about how these assessments can be used by employers to determine a best “personality fit” for a … Continue reading

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Personality/Cognitive Assessments in Hiring Decisions

I have written about this subject several times before, it seems to happen each September: Sept. 19, 2011: Job Seekers Face More Testing Sept. 27, 2010: Pre-Employment Testing There is a trend in these articles.  Two years ago, the tone of … Continue reading

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Job Seekers Face More Testing

A year ago, I wrote that job seekers should be prepared to face more pre-employment personality testing and cognitive exams, and according to Aberdeen Group out of Boston, MA, job seekers are facing more tests/assessments during the interviewing process.  The … Continue reading

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Are You Alive?

The Gallup Organization polled workers about their jobs and found that only 20% said they get to do (at work) what they do best everyday.  Does this mean 80% of us are unhappy, underemployed, or in the wrong jobs?  Not … Continue reading

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Pre-Employment Tests

Hiring an employee is a daunting and expensive undertaking. When one adds the cost of advertising the position on sites, travel/lodging for candidates, lost productivity of employees who are on the hiring team – the total costs of bringing on … Continue reading

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