‘Personality clashes’are frequently cited as major factors in the costly and painful breakdown of employment relationships. Many employers hire on the basis of ability and fire on grounds of personality, often at considerable financial and emotional expense to the employer and employee.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Why Use Personality Questionnaires When Recruiting?
Reducing risks associated with making poor recruitment decisions can be readily achieved through the use of established and well-respected measures of the behaviours associated with success in your workplace.
By only using personality tests with a measurable track record of being valid and reliable, People Central add considerable value to selecting new staff and developing existing staff by identifying:
- Is a candidate likely to value and support your organisation's culture, values and aspirations?
- How they are likely to interact with colleagues, clients, suppliers and other people?
- How should they be managed and motivated?
- How they are likely to cope with change, solve problems and make decisions?
- What they are likely to add to, or detract from team performance?
- What training/development priorities are required to get them competent as swiftly as possible?
- How they are likely to cope with conflict, stresses and strains of the job?
All our personality questionnaires can be completed online, enabling you to easily assess candidates anywhere in the world.
Take a look at a sample range of personality tests and sample reports below.
Managing the risks associated with making poor selection decisions can be readily achieved through the use of tried and tested measures of the behaviours associated with success in your business.
By selecting only the questionnaires with a proven track record of being valid and reliable measures of personality, People Central add considerable value to the selection of new staff and development of existing staff in:
- Identifying whether a candidate is likely to value and support your organisation's culture, competencies and aspirations?
- How they are likely to interact with colleagues, clients, suppliers and other people?
- How they should be managed and motivated?
- How they are likely to deal with change, solve problems and make decisions?
- What they are likely to add to team performance?
- What personal development plans are required to get them from good to great performers?
- How they are likely to deal with the stresses and strains of the job?
All our personality questionnaires can be administered online, enabling employers to easily assess candidates anywhere in the world.
Take a look at a sample range of personality questionnaires and sample reports below.
Sample Personality Questionnaires & Reports
Perspectives Personality Profile
Developed with and Australian Norm Group and based on an extensively researched model, the Perspectives Personality Questionnaire is a highly requested personality profiling product.
Based on the Big-5 model, Perspectives assesses ten factors of personality associated with success in a broad range of employment sectors.
Interview questions are included in the Perspectives report, which can be used to address potential concerns with candidates and their referees before making that crucial decision on whether to appoint.
Building on the most current local and international research, the Perspectives Personality Profile has been fully revised to ensure its suitability for use in both the public and private sector.
Click here for a sample of the Perspectives Select Report.
Click here for a sample of the Perspectives Development & Coaching Report.
Health & Safety Indicator (HSI)
With the introduction of Australian legislation aimed at managing workplace risks, a growing number of businesses are taking action to reduce health and safety incidents and workplace accidents.
The Health & Safety Indicator (H&SI) assesses a range of ability and personality characteristics that measures a candidate's tendency towards operating safely in the workplace.
The H&SI is a combination of safety-focused personality and ability measures in one assessment, enabling the identification of risk factors. It includes an overall score as well as specific ability and personality scores. The ability components are timed whereas the personality components are not. Specific measures include:
Ability to Operate Safely
- Understanding instructions
- Checking and attention to detail
- Understanding the safety environment
Safety Focused Personality
- Safety motivation
- Safety diligence
- Adherence to rules
- Openness to guidance
- Safety confidence
- Safety composure
Click here for a sample report, then give us a call to build this money and people saving assessment into your recruitment and development toolkit.
Fifteen Factor Questionnaire (15FQ+)
Based on the most famous and well respected personality research in the world, the 15FQ+ provides an in-depth assessment of the full sphere of human personality, team style, leadership preferences and subordinate styles.
Building on local and international research, the 15FQ+ has been fully revised to ensure its suitability for use in Australia in both public and private sectors.
Maintaining the breadth of the original 16 personality factors first identified by Raymond B Cattell, the 15FQ+ sets impressive standards for reliability and validity.
Click here for a sample report and then give us a call.
Poppleton Allen Sales Aptitude Test (PASAT)
Available in Australia exclusively through People Central, PASAT is the most comprehensive sales-specific personality test on the market.
PASAT measures the likelihood of a candidate to succeed in a sales or customer relationship role, as well as identifying where an employer needs to focus sales training and development to get that person from good to great.
Sales Managers love the easily interpreted, traffic-light style reports which identify strengths and priority training needs, removing the need to send sales teams on tiresome cookie-cutter generic training courses and instead targeting tailored training where it is most needed.
In recruitment, PASAT enables you to identify potential high flyers and accelerate job offers ahead of your competitors, reject low scorers who will never meet targets no matter how much time, effort and dollars you waste on their training and candidates with the potential to perform if targeted training and coaching is applied
Take a look at the sample reports below for poor, mediocre and high performing sales staff, then give us a call to transform your recruitment of sales staff.
Contact us today to see how personality assessments can help you choose the right candidate for the job and make the most of your existing workforce.
Steve assisted us with team development and personality testing for our Head of Departments. The feedback from the staff was that they all felt really comfortable with Steve and found his hands on approach going through their personality profiles a very informative, positive and helpful one. It was a great exercise as it helped our team all recognise each other’s different strengths and approaches and in turn work better together. Steve was always very prompt with replying to correspondence and more than happy to help with any questions during the process. Overall a really good experience and we would look to use Steve again in the near future for other areas of our organisation.
People Central have always being able to locate valid and reliable Testing & Assessment products suitable for our varied professional and technical roles. Any organisation looking to step up their staff selection and development processes should give them a call.
I have found People Central really helpful in providing testing services for critical positions in my faculty. They have a good range of tests to choose from and the service is quick and friendly. The follow up is marvellous. They provide a great additional input into the staff selection process.
Firstlight Foods utilises the assistance of People Central during our recruiting process. One of the services provided by People Central is the opportunity to objectively test the competencies of an applicant and this is an important part of the decision making process when selecting new team members for our business. Their advice is both timely and professional.
Great service – really sharpened our process and our evaluation of candidates, uncovering some surprising information on the way. Support from People Central was comprehensive and insightful. We would definitely use them again.
What would a salesperson operating at 120% of their target be bringing into your business? What would a poor selection decision of someone delivering only 50% of their target be doing to your bottom line? If selecting the sales staff most likely to succeed in your business is important to you, then talk to People Central.
Vo2 engages the services of People Central to assist in our recruitment selection process. Getting the right people on board is absolutely critical to our on-going success, and the team at People Central have an impressive arsenal of testing and profiling tools available to assist in this. In addition to the “soft” skills profiling, they have a wide range of technical/IT based tests that help us determine technical capability before someone joins the organisation. This enables us to bring people on with no surprises, and also to plan their development and training needs before they even step through the door! A big thanks to the team at People Central for the on-going prompt and informed support.
NZCU Baywide has found great benefit in People Central’s services, particularly in relation to psychometric testing. This process really validates the assumptions we have made during our selection process. We’ve found it gives us a great understanding of what will motivate an individual in a work situation, we can also measure their working style and discover their strengths and weaknesses. It also provides us with information as to that candidate’s future performance. These are key factors in matching an applicant to a position as it’s essential to get the right person at the outset. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend People Central to other would-be employers: We really value Steve’s expert knowledge in this area.
People Central has delivered psychometric testing and assessment services for me for twelve years in two very different organisations. Their degree of expertise and range of tests is excellent, as is their partnership approach in supporting us to use assessments most appropriate to the role and business. Add to this their responsiveness in delivering on time when assessing candidates anywhere in New Zealand and the lengths they go to in ensuring hiring managers receive feedback to support them in making selection decisions, I would recommend any business talk to People Central whether they are existing users of psychometric products, or looking to introduce testing and assessment into their HR processes.
Industrial Proficiency Testing provided by People Central has allowed Napier Port to understand individuals’ ability across a range of functions, including numeracy skills, attention to detail, and the ability to follow instructions. The testing process has improved our recruitment standards and helped us to better understand our learner base, contributing to more efficient and streamlined training programmes
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