Pros And Cons Of Using Personality Tests In Hiring Process

Law360 (July 3, 2019, 12:16 PM EDT) -- This article summarizes and analyzes integrity tests (which focus on individuals’ honesty and trustworthiness) and personality tests (which focus on individuals’ personality traits) as tools for employers in selecting candidates for employment and assessing employees for promotion. We provide an overview of integrity and personality testing, discuss pros and cons, and advise practitioners of potential legal concerns, including issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990[1] and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.[2]

What Is Personality and Integrity Testing?

Personality and integrity tests are tools that an employer may use to decide whether to hire job applicants...

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