#DidYouKnow: Pre-Employment personality testing goes back as far as 206 BC!

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Pre-employment personality testing dates as far back as China’s Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD), but what we consider modern cognitive testing began in France during the 1800s.

Pre-employment assessments gained popularity in the late 1800s for U.S. government positions and to this day remains a requirement for federal, state and local Civil Service jobs. The tests utilize algorithms to gauge how well a candidate’s strengths match a job requirements and has been known to increase ROI by almost 65 percent. The results are used to predict candidate success in a particular job by evaluating both cognitive ability and personality factors such as Talent

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