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Is Mark making a good decision to drop the use of personality testing WHYA1- Mark is making the correct decision to do away with the personality testing for a couple reasons Although employee behavior which is considered the foundation of Organizational Behavior is important it cannot be understood without considering the concept of Personality which is defined as a product of both Nature hereditary forces and Nurture in cultural family relation and social class forces Personality testing can be viewed as a way of stereotyping ones personal background and upbringing and form of discrimination towards an employees diversity factors For example medical testing is not allowed prior to hiring a candidate for a job under the Americans with disabilities act of 1990 If an employee who had a disability applied for that position and was asked to take this test it would be his legal right to refuse and file discrimination charges against the employer because of this It is in Marks best interest and that of his company to stop the testing and proceed with other avenues of hiring employees Often there are too many legality issues that tie into personality testing and can end up costing the company a significant amount of money in court fees penalties and restitution In todays society there is an overwhelming interest and attribute that is applied to an individuals personality level The hopes are that they may attain better understanding of organizational behavior and this will be beneficial in the hiring practice of employees in todays work force Employers emphasis has been placed on personality roles in the workplace and in job placement Also research conducted over the past 25 years has shown that the top factors to be considered are the Big Five personality dimensions which include Extroversion Emotional Stability Agreeableness Conscientiousness and Openness to Experience Researchers also reviewed and applied the three dimensions of Locus of Control Self-Efficacy and Creativity all which point
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