Selection tests that help assess a candidate's ability to perform specific tasks are often called 'work sample' tests. These types of tests aim to replicate actual job tasks or situations to assess if the candidate has the skills, experience or qualifications to carry out the work.
Correspondingly, what is the point of a personality test?
A self-report questionnaire is a 'test' that asks you through covert questions (reading the question doesn't reveal what it measures) about aspects of your own personality which are relevant to the workplace. The personality test is different from the aptitude tests: A personality test has no right or wrong answer.
Are personality assessments legal?
According to EEOC guidance, employers may give psychological examinations to job applicants so long as the examination is not medical. Thus, most integrity tests would not be considered medical examinations under the ADA. PRIVACY. An issue of growing legal concern for employers using personality testing is privacy.
What are personality assessments used for?
There is a diversity of approaches to personality assessment, and controversy surrounds many aspects of the widely used methods and techniques. These include such assessments as the interview, rating scales, self-reports, personality inventories, projective techniques, and behavioral observation.