Trego Takeaways

This page contains short articles pertaining to various aspects of the pre-employment hiring process. A list containing the first three articles appears below. Periodically a new article will be added. I hope you find these articles relevant, informative and interesting. Any questions or comments pertaining to any one or more of these articles should be addressed to Ronald Trego, Ph.D.

5 Most Important Traits of Successful Sales People

If we look behind the scenes, there was no luck involved.

Can Personality Change?

For most of us, our personality is remarkably stable over time.

Decisions Theory and Employee Selection

the goal of employee selection strategy is to maximize hits and correct rejections while minimizing misses and bogus selections

Employee Recruiting

recruiting good people is an ongoing, full-time task and not a knee-jerk reaction to filling a position

Exaggeration (faking) Scale

although “faking good” cannot be prevented, it can be detected and measured

General Mental Ability

is the best predictor of job-related learning, promotion and for overall job performance for virtually every job

Job Experience

The true value of job experience involves three levels of job experience, none of which are related to length of job experience.

Never Judge a Book by its Cover

applicants are not always what they appear to be

Ready for the Biggest Test?

Employers want to make sure employees have the skills to do their jobs.

TPS Conscientiousness Scale

34% of resumes and 73% of job applications contain falsified or embellished information.

TPS Endorsement Scale

predicts a candidate’s suitability for a specific position

The Employment Interview

clues that alert the interviewer to the existence of traits of personality, motivation and character