Matching Personality to Job CompetenciesJob Analysis & Job Match assist in scientifically matching candidate's personality traits to job requirements for selection.
The Challenge when using Psychometric Personality Assessments
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?
The Scientific, Fair and Responsible Solution – Job Analysis with Job Match
Best practice in psychometrics 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 job analysis questionnaire will help you to consider and weight the most important personality, behavioural 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 Job Analysis derived Ideal Profile.
A simple process for more scientific selection and development using personality assessments
Undertake the online job analysis
Candidates complete Quest Profiler® Online Personality Assessment
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 coloured 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).
Note that producing the Job Match report represents a significant cost saving over producing full personality assessment reports for all candidates. Whilst other test publishers who do not offer this Job Match feature need to charge for full personality assessment reports, we only charge for such reports when you actually need them. So, should you decide to proceed perhaps to an interview with let’s say 10 of the 100 candidates whom you assessed, you can then produce the more detailed reports for the 10 shortlisted.
- Weak 29.9% 29.9%
- Moderate 49.8% 49.8%
- Strong 19.8% 19.8%
- Very Strong 0.5% 0.5%
- Exceptional 0% 0%
Match Distribution For The Role
More details about Job Analysis and Job-Personality Match
In order to use our Personality Assessments independently, you need to have a recognised certification in Personality Assessment or the BPS Level 2 Personality Test User Qualification. Alternatively, you may consider or attending our Online Basic Psychometrics Course: Psychometrics for HR Decisions.
If you do not hold such qualifications, please consider having our psychologists manage the process on your behalf.