Many of us have experienced bosses whose behaviours we colloquially see as psychopathic, and this makes for attractive click-bait. The reality is however far more nuanced, and the research indicates once again that one swallow does not a summer make.
A hallmark feature of high-performing businesses is the commercial value that the Human Resources department contributes to the organisation. In such organisations, HR has a seat at the boardroom table and even junior HR personnel are highly attuned to the commercial drivers of the business. For example they can quote staff attrition rates and the [...]
A fundamental question around the value of personality testing that has been raised is the basis for traits in the first place. As a foundation, we must look to neuroscience and genetics.
Self-report tools have clear limitations to the measurement of personality and this is confounded by the nonsense that we can tap unconscious personality using self-report measures of behavioural preferences.
Personality testing is useful, but not as useful as people have been led to believe. It provides a valuable role in any selection method but it is just part of the overall process.