The key benefit is the production of a report that highlights those personality factors that are important for success leading to improvements in future recruitment. Other possible benefits are firstly, the development of clear decision rules to make recruitment both more efficient and more effective. Secondly, establishing how the client’s staff differ in terms of personality from other groups.
What is personality test validity?
“Convergent” or “construct” validity scientifically checks whether we’re really measuring what we’ve set out to measure.
- In the case of pre-hire assessments, are we really measuring personality?
- Are we identifying something else about our test-takers? Such as their reading ability, English fluency, memory, or ability to stick with a task?
Personality test Validation Stages
Stage 1 – Identify the following:
- Who should complete the personality. Each participant should be doing a similar role. Examples of suitable job performance criteria:
- sales figures
- appraisal ratings
- development or assessment center competency ratings or pass/fail criteria
- length of service
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Stage 2 – Personality Test Validation
An excellent way of obtaining job performance data is to use a managerial Performance Rating form. Managers rate behavioural criteria that are important in their particular role. Some of the benefits include getting better quality data, getting around the “political” problems of appraisal ratings and covering all aspects of job performance focusing on those which would be more likely to correlate to the 16PF.
At the same time it is worthwhile asking people to rate themselves on the same criteria using a Performance Rating form.
Stage 3 – Personality Test Data Collection
Arrange for identified employees to complete the personality test. Also for their respective managers to complete individual Performance Rating forms.
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Final Stage of Personality Test Validation
ROB WILLIAMS ASSESSMENT will conduct all the statistics – requiring a couple of days work – and share the results with the client in the form of a short report – also requiring a couple of days work.