When you have your own company, you want to find the best people to help you make your business a success. Sometimes when you read CVs or conduct interviews, you don’t get an accurate picture of what a person is really like as they may put on a front during the interview. Asking job candidates to fill in a psychometric test that will give you an in-depth description of their true personalities can help you find suitable staff for your business.
What are Personality Questionnaires
Personality tests are generally used to analyze a small number of personality traits such as extroversion, openness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and agreeableness. The tests typically consist of a list of statements. The person has to choose how they feel about each statement by indicating whether they agree or disagree and how strong their opinion is. Examples of personality tests are the Occupational Personality Questionnaire, Saville Wave, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and Talent Q Dimensions.
How The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Can Help
The Myers-Briggs personality profiling test is used by a considerable number of companies during the recruitment process. The test will give an idea of a candidate’s personality by determining which one of two traits they are more drawn to – extroversion vs. introversion, intuition vs. sensing, thinking vs. feeling, and judging vs. perceiving. Depending on their answers, they will be assigned one of 16 personality types such as ESTP (extroversion sensing thinking perceiving). An ESTP in relationships is bold, full of life and, perceptive. People with this type of personality are a tremendous asset to a business in a leadership role as they can think on their feet and make quick decisions, they aren’t afraid to take risks, and they are usually well-liked by their peers.
Match Your Roles to Personality Types
When setting up your business, write a list of all the staff you need and what type of person would best suit each position. Ensure your job descriptions are detailed and list the responsibilities of the role. When conducting the interviews for an appointment, ask candidates to fill in a psychometric test beforehand. You can shortlist the interviewees according to their test results and how they performed in the interview. Suppose the race is a close one, and everyone interviewed had similar qualifications. In that case, you can look at their personality profile and decide who would fit best into the role and your company.
Sales positions are best suited to extroverted people as they need to be confident, able to engage in small talk with people, and be entertaining. They are suited to positions such as PR manager, customer service manager, event planner, human resource manager, counselor, and consultant.
Introverted people are better suited to roles that require them to work alone, such as IT specialists, librarians, accountants, chefs, artists, or writers.
A Successful Business
Screening a candidate’s personality will give you insight as to whether they will work well in a team, have ambition, honesty, motivation, and good communication skills. A business will fail if employees have no ambition or drive