Need to hire someone quickly--but aren't sure how she'll fit into your company? New Web-based tests allow companies to conduct online personality screening, often overnight, before making job offers. Such industrial psychology tests have been around for decades. Using word-selection and analytical games, they provide a baseline view of personality traits, such as extroversion and agreeableness. But their move to the Web allows companies to get results far more quickly--and get hires in the door. At etest.net, run by Atlanta-based Management Psychology Group, users' tests are scored instantly. Pittsburgh rival Select International (www.selectintl.com) is aimed at technical employees and requires a software download. Depending on customization, you'll pay from $150 to $10,000.
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