It is important to know the profile of a prospective employee before they are taken into the organization. In today’s world when recruitment takes place across borders and a candidate from one location can choose another location as their place of work it is impossible to assess the behaviour and character of the individual by just verifying records and by the face. The administering of these tests is not the last step but indeed the start of a very tedious task to unveil the results and make sense of them and accordingly apply them to the work scenario. For instance if a candidate is found to be a fact finder from a particular personality test, they may be assigned a job of market research or so; an employee who is found to be task oriented can be given more important jobs that require higher levels of accuracy due to their meticulousness. Those who found to have an extrovert type of personality should be given the roles like sales, customer relationship or front-office executives where good communication is essential .The important part to the personality tests is making the right use of the information that is mutually beneficial to the candidate and the organization. It would be criminal to ignore the results of such tests while assigning and assessing job roles to the employees as these tests are basically psychometric and reveals the real inner self of an individual.
TASK 2: Reflective Writing
The theory of personality and its tests has helped in knowing my behaviour well and how I may improve upon it. It is often required that an individual may have to modify his behaviour according to the situation or scenario but in any case the underlying characteristics of one’s behaviour are fairly the same. These tests and theories have helped me in identifying those individualities and dealing with the same (MOUNT, ILIES & JOHNSON, 2006:29-54). Knowing one’s own self and their strengths and weaknesses are imperative to their success or rather responsible for their failure. In my case it has been found that these tests have helped me choose the best of the roles that I fit for in an organization and how I may interact with other people at the workplace.