A quick guide to using personality ‘tests’

One of the toughest decisions an HR professional has to make is who to hire. You probably have at least one story of a candidate who aced the interview and had great credentials, but bombed in whatever job he or she was hired to perform. Hiring decisions can be stressful not just from an economics and resources standpoint, but also because, honestly, we don’t want to look bad to our peers by having advocated for the wrong applicant. Survey says heavy workloads, high stress levels dominate workplaces

  • Public health concerns that stress is becoming a workplace epidemic have been confirmed by an employee research survey by Insightlink Communications, which finds that the frequency of anxiety, exhaustion, burnout, and fear of losing their jobs is reported with increasing frequency. Employee confidence levels remain high at the end of 2015, says Randstad
  • According to the 2015, Q4 Randstad US Employee Confidence Index (ECI), more than one-third of workers (34%) believe more jobs are available and nearly six in 10 (55%) indicate they are confident in their ability to find a new job. Minnesota: Is hiring a bilingual speaker over a unilingual speaker discriminatory?

The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota recently heard a failure-to-hire claim, in which the employer hired a bilingual dental hygienist rather than a unilingual applicant. Was this discriminatory? In an all-out blitz, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has undertaken a number of efforts to encourage states and private employers to support paid leave.

Source: SHRM

Date: 22nd Februray,2016

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