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Can recruiters hire based on horoscope?

Posted on: Thursday, 5 May 2016

Tough scientists will tell you horoscope doesn't work. Believers will tell you it does. Who is right? They are both right. It depends on what you mean by the word "work". Horoscope is the belief that the alignment of stars and planets affects every individual's mood, personality, and environment, depending on when he was born. These horoscopes make predictions in people's personality. A survey conducted by the National Science Foundation found that 41% of respondents believe that horoscope is "very scientific" or "sort of scientific".

Psychometric Tests, that many of HR professionals and recruiters are using in widely ranges, these Tests had been designed to predict the candidates personalities as a way to help in taking the hiring decisions, for the same reason horoscope could help the recruiters for a certain level in assessment of candidates personalities, at least during the screening of the CVs, of course we don’t say to ignore all the other hiring tools; e.g. application form, personal interviews, reference check, ect. we only say it is just an additional tool could be considered in conjunction with the other tools to help in taking the right decision.   

To be more confident from the right judgment of the horoscope information about the general personalities traits, with simple comparison between the result of the Psychometric Tests and the result of the horoscope, we found both are so far matching, hence from the zodiac of the candidates the recruiter can get an initial idea on his/ her personality, then has to wait for the other tools result to take the final decision.

More study and research in this topic is recommended. 

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