Goldman To Use ‘Personality Test’ For Hiring Decisions | 4/18/2017 | Staff
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(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc plans to begin using a “personality test” as part of the hiring process for positions in its banking, trading and finance and risk divisions, a senior Goldman executive said on Wednesday.

The bank will begin using the test on candidates for U.S. summer internships in 2018, Matt Jahansouz, Goldman’s global head of recruiting, said in an interview.

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He said future job candidates would be given the test before their second round of interviews at the bank. Their answers will be compared with those of current Goldman employees, who have already been identified as exhibiting traits that mark high performance such as teamwork, analytical thinking and judgment, Jahansouz said.

Candidates’ results on the test will be just one factor in the final hiring decision, which also includes in-person interviews, Jahansouz added.

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It was not immediately clear how the test would be administered or the types of questions that would...
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