Psychological Testing

Curt Rosengren thinks that companies use psychological testing for the wrong reasons. Instead of using them to analyze potential, and figure out which employees will be engaged by the job, they just want to weed out the bad ones.

Whew! Talk about solidly missing the boat. I know it's a vast oversimplification, but which would you rather build your company on (and that's what you're doing when you're hiring) – the fear of what people might be, or the potential of what they could be.

I agree. I hope to be making my first hiring decisions in a few months, and this is part of my concern. I don't just want someone who can do the job, I want someone who will enjoy the job.

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