There has been a lot of chatter regarding hiring practices and the use of personality type tests. Specifically, there was recently a program on HBO MAX – Persona, the Dark Truth Behind Personality Tests. The program is well worth the watch to be informed. Persona focuses on the use of the Myers-Briggs test and similar instruments as a tool to determine hiring. As an educator trained in the use of many testing instruments, I believe there is a time and a place for using these tools, but it is important to understand the differences and the potential impact.
One of the tools I have been licensed to use and use frequently is The Highlands Ability Battery and it is NOT a personality test. It is not to be used as an instrument for determining hiring. The Highlands is a test used to: measure natural abilities and assist in exploring potential careers, determining personal career direction, changes and options, and enhancing the balance of life beyond work. It is administered by a trained professional, reviewed with the client in depth, and provides a lifetime of dependable resources.
As the employment rate increases and opportunities present themselves to you, be aware of hiring practices, tests used as a part of the process, and how the information is used. Want to know more about The Highlands Ability Battery, see samples, check out the research? Contact me