Continuing from the previous article, there are definitely more kinds of tests out there that can be very beneficial for employers to understand their workers. The 3 proceeding tests are all well researched, verified, and have proven to be effective tools for human resource management.
- Myers-Briggs Test:
Perhaps one of the most popular forms of personality tests, the Myers Briggs test is also known as the MBTI develops a psychological assessment based on a code of four characters. Introversion-Extraversion, Intuition-Sensing, Thinking-Feeling, and Judging-Perceiving. The test allows the person one of the options from all four categories to make a code. For example, the Inspector or ISTJ is a person who is introverted, sensing, thinking, and judging.
- Keirsey Test:
The Keirsey Test is built on the foundation that every person’s characteristics belong to four possible categories. These categories are Artisan, Guardian, Idealist, and Rational. Each of them represents a certain type of personality. The test included a bunch of questions that determine which category you fall into. The Keirsey Test is a great tool for roughly sorting employees according to the temperaments that they have, and which jobs suit them.
- DiSC Behaviour Inventory:
This psychological test is more focused on the actual behavior of the people than assessing their personalities. By cataloging their behavioral patterns, we can find out each individual’s strengths and weaknesses. The next step is to put them in situations where they can best leverage these strengths.
The point of all these personality tests is not to simply know about your employees. This knowledge has to be supplemented by actual measures that should be undertaken to improve the condition of employees. The benefit of this is not only the observance of increased performance in employees but from a human resources perspective, caring for your employees also boosts their morale and improves job satisfaction.