MDS Newsletter May 2017

01 May 2017- 31 Jul 2017

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  • MDS was the co-sponsor for the HR Magazine Conference in Hong Kong on 30 March, 2017. The event brought together a diverse group of participants and provided a great opportunity for professional exchange with over 200 senior business leaders and HR experts.
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    We often receive questions from business owners and HR professionals on how can the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) be used to help them recruit more efficiently. 
    After all, wouldn't it save us a great deal of time if we could define and match certain types of 'personality traits' to "engineers", "sales" or "research and development" candidates? Well, the answer is a resounding "No".
    Here are the top reasons MBTI® should not be used in recruitment and selection: 
    1. Most job-seekers will optimise their profiles to "match" the Job Descriptions. It is also possible     for a person to 'operate' outside his/her preferred personality trait. e.g. An Introverted     person can project an extroverted image and can prepare well in advance before an     interview.
    2. Job-seekers who knowingly fill up the MBTI® questionnaire for a job qualification can easily     manipulate their answers to reflect the "required" personality profile for the role.
    3. Personality traits are not indicators of the individual's ability or competencies to drive     results. By stereotyping or limiting yourself to a 'set' of personalities, you could potentially be     missing out on real talents.
    4. Personality Traits do not reflect Attitude.. Attitudes such as being proactive, hard-working,     resilient and eager to learn are qualities that are equally important when selecting and building     sustainable teams.
    5. Last but not least, imagine all the fun and creativity you will be missing out on if you have a     “unified” team personality. When and how will you leverage on the power of diversity? 


    The MBTI® is best used to facilitate self-awareness and it provides an amazing range of applications as we collaborate through Organizational Change, Innovation, Stress Management and Conflict. For more information about MBTI® and other appropriate recruitment assessments, kindly email or call 010-8441 7710.

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