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Laplante, Phil ; Software Eng., Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA, USA

Relying on trivia tests is risky at best and might cost you a good employee. The article suggests that the use of personality tests is also of doubtful effectiveness. It is suggested that candidates be required to talk in depth abut their past projects, that their behaviour over the course of time (including at lunch) be carefully observed, and that background checks be thoroughly conducted.

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IT Professional  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

May-June 2003

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