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Why Are Your People Thinking of Leaving? Are You "Right" For the Job?
Personality matters, whether you're looking for a role for yourself or looking for someone to fill one. For example, someone who is creative and free-thinking is unlikely to enjoy a job that has a lot of repetitive tasks.

Our article, The Big Five Personality Traits Model, looks at whether you are psychologically matched to a particular role. It can also help you to think about who would best suit a position you're recruiting for.

You can explore another framework for matching your personality type to your career choices in our article, Holland's Codes. If you are hiring, you can get the right people in the right roles with the help of our article, Using Recruitment Tests.

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The Big Five Personality Traits Model The Big Five Personality Traits Model

Use this model to find a role that suits you best, or as part of your recruitment process.

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Holland's Codes Holland's Codes

Learn how to find a career that matches your personal interests, and identify what roles to avoid.

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Using Recruitment Tests Using Recruitment Tests

Find out how these tests can help you to take the guesswork out of recruiting.

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Check that your recruitment tests are valid by comparing applicants' scores with those of your team's high achievers.

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Understanding Team Roles
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In this Bite-Sized Scenario Training session, discover how to balance team roles to achieve and maintain success.

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Effective Recruitment

Explore strategies for finding the best people for your team.

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A Final Note

Having a rewarding and productive career depends on so many things between you and your job being "in sync." Ideally, not only should your role reflect your values and make good use of your strengths, but it should also match your personality, to maximize your happiness and your value to your organization.

Next week, you can explore five traits of successful leaders, and learn how to find out what your people really think about attending group events. Also, you can discover 10 common mistakes to avoid when making presentations, with our latest infographic.

Have a great week!

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