The Employment Interview 

After examining 100 research articles, this review identified three primary areas that have garnered considerable attention: (1) exploring the underlying reasons behind the predictive power of “structured” interviews, (2) investigating the constructs or elements that interviews may assess (3) examining the influence of the applicant and interview-related factors on the interview process. The objective of this review was to give the reader an idea of the current state of research on the employment interview, examine progress made in our understanding and identify areas that still need improvement, and lastly to inspire further investigation and understanding of employment interviews. With the consideration of social contexts, the paper looked at the accuracy (validity) and consistency (reliability) of the constructs or ideas examined in an interview.

Personality and Adaptive Performance: How organizations can use employee assessments to drive adaptive performance behaviors

Organizational changes can be unpredictable. New technological advances, transforming work-cultures due to hybrid work models, and challenges like Covid-19 have all recently given evidence of how difficult it is to adapt. Employees have to transition and adapt into a different working environment and are also expected to perform at a high level. Employee diversity comes with diversity of personality traits that may play a role in adaptation and the success of the organization. If employees are able to adapt to significant changes due to their specific personality traits that are more responsive to change, organizations would be better at attaining goals without decreasing work productivity and job performance during times of disruption. Each person’s personality plays a vital role in their success during times of change, and therefore, how successful the organization will be. 

Task Conflict and Team Performance: The Role of Team Composition and Personality

As groups and teams have become a vital part of almost every business, we are understanding more clearly the benefits and challenges of individual contributors coming together to reach a goal or complete a task. This application of systems thinking is striving to prove that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In other words, a team has more potential impact than the value of all the constituent individual contributors combined.