Personalities play an important role in job promotions

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - 7:00pm IST | Agency: ANI
Personality plays a huge part in doing well in office and employers consider the candidate's attitude and personality traits before promotion.
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Personality plays a huge part in doing well in office and employers consider the candidate's attitude and personality traits before promotion.

Robert Hogan, a psychologist and president of personality-test provider Hogan Assessments, said that an overwhelming amount of data supports the claim that personality predicts job performance better than any other known evaluation method, including interviews and IQ tests, Mashable reported.

He said that personality should be a major factor used to make personnel decisions.

Carl Persing, research and solutions adviser at strategy consultancy and survey provider Metrus Group, agreed saying that people's personalities tend to motivate and guide them in their careers.

Some of the personalities that get easily promoted are:

The "people" person has a pleasant personality, gets along with others and is enjoyable to be around and is likely to be a good manager or team leader because of these qualities.
The delegator assumes the position of leader and knows how to give constructive feedback and delegate tasks based on the team members' strengths.

The adapter is someone who learns very quickly and is able to adjust to any task or work environment and his or her intelligence and intuition will help in figuring out how to tackle a new role.

The decider is the person who is decisive and confident in his or her decisions is a great fit for a leadership position and has the ability to choose a direction quickly and effectively is essential for a strategy-based role.

The ethical person is guided by a sense of ethics and integrity and won't compromise his or her morals or try to get ahead at the expense of other colleagues.

Employers frequently screen for basic traits like reliability and organization skills, to make sure the candidate will be motivated to do the job, but when it comes time to promote those employees, personality becomes an even more important factor and things like charisma and the ability to motivate people are carefully looked at. 


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