Importance of checking a job candidate’s personality

Companies may want to consider evaluating the personality of a potential employee as a way to filter out employees with unpleasant work attitudes that could negatively impact other employees or business revenues.

While checking an applicant’s educational background is important in assessing if the skill set of a potential employee matches the job description, employers should also assess the applicant’s personality to find out if he or she can be an asset to the company. Employers should consider if a particular person is fit to work with existing employees; otherwise, companies are left to deal with a high attrition rate. Employers who accidentally hire “toxic employees” are at risk of losing their valuable employees, and in the service industry are likely to lose existing or future customers if the employee they hire has a rude or insensitive personality.

If you are an employer and you want to ensure that a potential new hire has a personality that suits your business, the expert team at WorkSTEPS can help you. Call us at (512) 617-4100 to find out how pre-employment screening can positively influence your company.

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