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Should personality tests be used for hiring or developing people?

Many consultants offer personality tests. But not all personality tests are created equally. There are two questions that must be asked in choosing the right personality test: 1) Is the test reliable? 2) Is the test valid – does it

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What’s wrong with the Myers-Briggs personality test?

We at Talentspace have long had concerns about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), which is probably the bestselling personality test around the world. A recent article on the Harvard Business Review blog encapsulated the issue neatly. Columbia University professor of

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What are the pros and cons of using personality tests in the workplace?

Given Talentspace’s deep experience of assessing senior individuals within the banking and finance sector, Finance Week magazine asked for an article on the potential benefits and pitfalls associated with using personality tests at work.  The article is reproduced in full

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