Personality Key to Employee Performance
<strong>Edmonton, Alberta, Canada — Oct. 18</strong><br />As companies struggle with employee retention in this hot labor market, there has been an increased demand for staff development programs. <br /><br />More and more companies across Canada have realized that understanding personality is not just important for employee selection but also for developing current staff.<br /><br />”We used to mainly work Canada's largest companies and the various levels of government, but now there is a lot of interest in using assessments from small and medium-sized companies,” said Mark Fitzsimmons, Psychometrics Canada managing director. “These organizations are starting to realize that this kind of investment pays for itself quickly. The more you understand your staff, the more you can engage with them, communicate more effectively and even motivate them. This leads to higher performance and employee retention.” <br /><br />The MBTI assessment is used throughout the world in a variety of languages for individual, group and organizational development. <br /><br />Eighty-four of Canada's 100 largest businesses use the MBTI instrument, and last year, more than 2 million people gained valuable insight about themselves and the people they interact with daily by taking the MBTI instrument.