Psychometric assessments of personality are useful tools in recruitment, selection and development, but they are only so when used properly. One challenge is that it is all too easy to have respondents complete personality assessments without really knowing what to do with their actual results. Sometimes decision-makers plan to simply use test results to confirm or refute gut feelings. This of course is not scientific and can lead to a number of HR problems (let alone legal ones). So, what is the answer to this challenge? How can personality assessments such as the Quest Profiler® be used in a more scientific, responsible and fair manner?
Scientific, Fair and Responsible Solution
Online Job Analysis Questionnaire + Job Match
Best practice in psychometric testing tells us that in order to use personality assessments scientifically, we should first undertake a job analysis and be certain about the job competencies before we then move on to assess candidates. Make your assessment process as scientific as possible by undertaking a short, questionnaire-based job analysis before assessing the personality of your job applicants or current job incumbents. Our online job analysis questionnaire will help you to consider and weight the most important personality, behavioral and competency-related components of successful individuals in the job under consideration. Following this, the Psychometric Portal® will compare your respondents’ profiles derived from the Quest Profiler® with your Online Job Analysis Questionnaire derived Ideal Profile.
Simple Process for more Scientific Selection and Development using Personality Assessments and Online Job Analysis Questionnaire
Undertake the Online Job Analysis Questionnaire
From the Psychometric Portal®, send out an invitation to the hiring manager or even the current job holder. The invitation contains a link for them to complete the Job Analysis Questionnaire Online. For those who are more experienced in psychometrics, we also offer a DIY option which is highlighted in the screenshot opposite. This option is particularly useful when a group of individuals need to consider the role. Once complete, simply save the Job Analysis and produce the Online Job Analysis Questionnaire report if required at this stage.
Candidates complete Quest Profiler® Online Personality Assessment
An invite is sent for all candidates to complete the Quest Profiler®. You may choose to have as few or as many candidates complete this step as you like.
Produce the Online Job Analysis Questionnaire – Job Match Report
Once all candidates have completed the Quest Profiler®, you are ready to produce the Job Match Report.
The report shows you the scores for your candidates on the areas of Behaviour/Competence related to your own custom Job Analysis. The background of each score is colored based on degree of match (red for little or no match, green for an ideal match and blue where the candidate displays a characteristic more-so than required by the idea profile).
Match Distribution For The Role
The distribution of matches to the left indicates how likely a participant is to match the competencies and behaviors identified for the role weakly, moderately, strongly, very strongly or exceptionally. For example, if 20% of participants are likely to match the role exceptionally, then approximately 1 in 5 candidates will be extremely suitable for the position. This serves as a check as to how stringent or lenient you have been in considering the job requirements and thus how likely to you are in reality to find candidates who match your requirements.
Sample Reports, Factsheet, Fees & Next Steps
In order to use our Personality Assessments independently, you need to have a recognized certification in Personality Assessment or the BPS Level 2 Personality Test User Qualification. If you do not hold such qualifications, please consider having our psychologists manage the process on your behalf.
If you don’t have a certification in personality assessments, don’t worry, our psychologists can handle the above process for you. Once everything is completed, we will send you the reports and arrange a telephone or skype session to take you through the reports to ensure understanding and effective use.