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?

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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.