This is the third edition in an eight-week series, made possible by MYOB, discussing the future of the New Zealand workplace.

Personality tests, such as the Myers-Briggs Type indicator', are increasingly being used by employers to test the suitability of prospective staff.

These tests supposedly give the employer a glimpse into the mind of an interviewee to determine whether they're making a good decision.

But is this the best approach to selecting staff or is it a deeply flawed system based on the assumption that humans can be categorised into neat boxes?


To answer these questions, the Herald has invited Christie Hall from NZ Law Society and workplace psychologist Sara Chatwin into the studio to have a lively debate about the big issues.