In a Nutshell: Issue 109  


This article summarises the evidence that personality tests help people learn and improve their performance. It found little evidence to support their wide-scale use as development tools (as opposed to recruitment tools), suggesting that people professionals should use them with caution.

Jonny Gifford

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Jonny Gifford, Senior Adviser for Organisational Behaviour

Jonny has been conducting applied research into employment and people management for a number of years, with previous roles at the Institute for Employment Studies and Roffey Park Institute. Current interests include job quality and behavioural science insights into performance management and other areas of HR. Jonny runs the CIPD Applied Research Conference and actively promotes evidence-based practice, including through systematic reviewing and running randomised trials.

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