Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People

Subject: Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People
From: Phil03 <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 07:48:23 +0700


On 18 Jul 2012, at 02:59, Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

> ...why do you think companies have us take all of these tests?

In the quest for competitive edge, businesses will try anything if they think it can either lower costs or improve productivity, so one day one of the directors read '7 Habits of Highly Effective People' or some other pop-biz-psychology pulp and then told HR to hire an organisational psychologist. Said academic comes in needing to make a show, and off you go.

Things go in fads in business in my experience. The personality testing thing has been proven so unreliable that its not as big as it once was, but no doubt in some places fashions become traditions that stay entrenched till one of the directors picks up a new best-selling business paperback…




Phil
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References:
Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Ron Hearn
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Keith Hood
RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Richard L Hamilton
RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Careers For People Who Don't Like People: From: Kat Kuvinka

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