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Use of personality tests to aid workplace training is gaining momentum. However, some tensions are evident between different bodies involved. For instance, psychologists are critical of the fact that tests can be implemented by non-psychologist practitioners. Tests are administered at individual or team level and can relate to exploration or development. Costs and ease of use are among factors that influence the choice of test, although some practitioners retain blind faith in past selections. Greater awareness of issues and challenges can enable human resource development (HRD) practitioners to more evidence-based insight into personality testing in this context.
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(2017), "Using personality tests to enhance workplace training: The key role of stakeholders", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 28-30. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-05-2017-0087
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