How to screen for psychopaths

How to screen for psychopaths

Dealing with workplace bullying is often seen as an issue to manage once it becomes apparent in the workplace.

But what if recruitment processes could screen for those people programmed to cause emotional harm to fellow employees?

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Comments (1)

  • Greg Turner
    Greg Turner
    Thu, 14 Apr 2016 1:02pm BST
    Psychometric tools will only ever indicate a persons potential pre-disposition towards a behaviour trait. They can't tell you what will happen, they can only tell you what might happen. Since everyone has free will, it would be ethically very questionable to not hire someone because their profile said there was a high, higher, better than average (OK so what is the threshold for elimination - you see the problem), chance of them being a bully.

    You don't need a psychometric tool to tell if someone is a bully. It's pretty bloody obvious. The problem is that too few companies do anything about it.

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