Psychometric Assessments

When you use the right Psychometric Personality Assessments they can play an important role in profiling potential new employees (candidates), developing business cultures/teams – and carrying out existing employee appraisals. This is becoming more and more important in the workplace.

What is your real Personality – and who are you?

While we may have a lot in common with our fellow humans –  we are all unique and each one of us can give a different answer about who we actually are.

In the world of psychology research, personality and the definition of personality can be complex. However, psychologists have deciphered 5 basic types of personality that help to categorize human personality in a simple way.

This is known as the ‘Big 5 personality traits’!!!!

This is based on the five-factor model of personality that describe the qualities of a person and helps identify his or her behavior. The concept of personality is what makes you “you”. It encompasses all the traits, characteristics, and quirks that set you apart from everyone else.

The Challenge and Responsibility to get the Right People for the Job

The selection of new employees continues to be a challenge for most HR  professionals and business owners. You can teach skills, but having the right kind of people with the right attitude, integrity, emotional intelligence, conscientiousness, reliability and other positive attributes is essential if you want a positive and engaging business culture. It’s an expensive mistake when it goes wrong – and a great investment when you hire the right person, who ultimately becomes a valuable contributor and long-term member of the team.

As you can imagine, the person responsible for hiring new people (and carrying out existing employee appraisals) will want to make sure that they use the most effective, modern personality assessment tools – so that they can increase the odds of making a good decision – and fit the right person with the right job.

In the modern “21st Century” employment world an effective assessment and profiling tool needs to have the ability to predict much more than just personality type. It must also be able to predict performance on the job and be….


You also need a tool with; Predictive Validity, Exaggeration Indicators – and able to measure Attitude, Cognitive and Personality Traits, Motivation, Engagement, Integrity, Job Engagement, Dependability, Literacy as well as, Counter-productive Behavior and Potential Risks.

Case studies show that the following three main areas that predict a person’s performance are:

  1. Cognitive Skills such as verbal and numerical skills – predict 40% of job performance
  2. Behavioural Skills such as assertiveness, sociability, accommodating and objectivity – predict 40% of job performance
  3. Interests such as service orientation, financial or technical problem solving – predict 20% of job performance.

This is where our Big 5 Assessments come in because the reports and assessment give you a lot more information and paint a clear picture of the person – so that you can make the right decision.

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For a FREE trial assessment/report and to find out more contact Graham now on 01204 598558.