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Are Workplace Personality Tests Fair?

Recent Wall Street Journal Article Highlights the Need for Qualified Psychologists’ Expertise When Organizations Consider Workplace Testing

By Stephany Below, Communications Manager

Sometimes the only thing trickier than finding the right talent for an organization is deciding how to identify it.

A recently published article by the Wall Street Journal, “Are Workplace Personality Tests Fair? Growing Use of Tests Sparks Scrutiny Amid Questions of Effectiveness and Workplace Discrimination” (Sept. 29, 2014), explores some of the pitfalls organizations can encounter when using personality tests to screen job candidates—and highlights the importance of utilizing qualified testing professionals for such important work.

Three I-O psychologists who are prominent members of SIOP were used as sources for the Wall Street Journal article. SIOP discussed the article with them as well as some of the feedback that has come from SIOP members since the article was published....Read more


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