Increasingly, employers are electing to identify high performers and increase their hiring success rate by utilizing objective data from questionnaires or tests that predict a candidate’s job performance.
While pre-employment tests are, scientific and designed by Harvard-level University type psychologists, may I suggest a less methodical, yet generally accurate personality test? It’s free and entertaining. Try asking your friends and family this question, “have you ever dreamed that you could fly?”
It’s an informal survey that I’ve been conducting for over 20 years; yes, it’s usually after a cocktail or two. Of let’s say, 100 responses, replies generally fall into three categories:
- 70%: “Huh, what are you talking about? You mean flying around like Superman? ”
- 20%: “I’ve had flying dreams. I remember. But it’s been a long time.; like when I was a kid.”
- 10%: “Yes, they’re amazing… I always enjoy those dreams.”
I’ve secretly identified “Flyers” as largely creative, free spirits and out-of-the box thinkers. “Grounded” individuals tend to be just that; practical, reliable and quite serious about their responsibilities.
What about you? Have you ever flown the friendly skies?