Ample evidence reinforces that job analysis surveys, like Plum’s Role Analysis, are highly successful in identifying the most relevant traits for a job.
Traits identified as more important by this type of survey are consistently better predictors of performance than those identified as less important, AND when no such survey has been completed at all.
This subject is covered in detail and at length is in Chapter 11 (Personality and the Need for Personality-Oriented Work Analysis) of Handbook of Personality at Work, by our own Dr Christensen. Unfortunately, we cannot repost the chapter as it is a copywritten and a published work.
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