Use Personality Inventories Correctly!

I do not recommend using personality inventories for performance management or hiring or employment decisions.

You can use these tools for successful improvement of communication and interaction between and among team members and improve trust.  You can use these tools for self discovery and to learn about others on the team. Your team can learn and improve how to interact and communicate with each other during conflict situations or difficult projects.

Most of these tools do not have the reliability and validity to support the decision and do not comply with the Uniform Guidelines of Employee Selection Procedures.* This will create legal issues that develop into unnecessary liability.  There are other valid ways to make these employment decisions.


*There are “some” new inventories available that have acceptable validity.