We are in rapid-growth mode and are doubling our sales team every 3 months. Many HR managers I know are using personality tests as part of the hiring process to help select between candidates. We would be using this for junior sales positions, after completing the initial screening call. It would help us evaluate which candidates are the best fit for in-person interviewing and hiring decisions. What tools have you found effective? Any other thoughts on how best to apply these screens? Would you recommend hiring a consultant to facilitate or run an in-house program?
I like Emergenetics. It tests both personality and one's preferences (thinking + behaving). It is used for hiring, onboarding and team building. Each assessment costs $120 and you need to hire a certified associate - I am one of them - to debrief the results and coaching accordingly.
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