I want to hire individuals similar to myself in terms of my work ethic and the attention I pay to details. Is there a personality test I can take that quantifies or measures my traits and also can be used as a guide to hiring an individual?


Answer: You may have difficulty trying to identify an exact match; however, you can access testing tools to design a test that will give you a good indication of a personality match. Also, company policies and procedures and effective performance reviews can help develop employees into the type of worker you want them to be. We do not have a specific recommendation, but there are many personality tests to consider such as the Myers-Briggs test. In addition to library resources, there is considerable information and tests available over the Internet. The following are examples of websites with employee testing information and resources:

Angela Cordle
Angela Cordle is the EVP of Tarkenton Financial, a leading insurance marketing firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, she serves as the Human Resources Director, overseeing the provision of HR services, policies, and programs for the company. She also serves as a BizCoachingOnDemand.com consultant, bringing practical and experiential knowledge of HR best practices to small businesses.