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An Exploration into the effectiveness of Personality testing within the workplace for the purpose of selection and recruitment.

Hughes, Audrey (2005) An Exploration into the effectiveness of Personality testing within the workplace for the purpose of selection and recruitment. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

As organisations strive to maintain competitiveness and survive in an ever changing and dynamic market environment, our human capital (people) have never been of such importance to organisational success. Through selecting, recruiting, training and harnessing the right talent, competitive advantage may be achieved.Recruitment and selection is indeed an expensive, time consuming and sometimes unproductive task to undertake. It is a necessary yet often unyielding process if not approached in the correct manner and with the appropriate tools. In an attempt to identify the most effective and appropriate selection technique a study was undertaken into the effectiveness of personality testing. The reliability and validity of personality tests as a means of recruitment and selection were reviewed during this research study. In depth research into organisations that utilise personality testing were conducted and their opinions and results of personality testing as an effective selection tool were reviewed. Organisations that utilise an alternative method of selection and who do not use personality testing as part of the recruitment process were also taken into account. The organisations recruitment and selections procedure were monitored and compared to those organisations that utilise personality testing.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Organisational Behaviour > Organisational Culture
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Recruitment
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clair McAuley
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2012 10:16
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/657

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