Assessments to enhance individual and organisational activities
PLURAL consultants are trained, qualified and accredited by the BPS – British Psychological Society to develop and deliver Psychometric Assessments.
A Psychological Assessment provides information on mental abilities, cultural fit leadership and decision making style. It can also highlight an individual's fracture points and coping styles, as well as any counterproductive or destructive behaviors.
It is a powerful addition to a range of personal and organisational activities, such as recruitment and learning and development decisions. Choosing the right people, whether as part of a recruitment drive, in promotion or in succession planning, is fundamental to the success of your organisation. Wrong selection decisions can make for unnecessary financial outlays and waste on a great deal of time and other resources.
Psychological assessments can provide an additional insight into how candidates may operate in a team environment. It can help clients plan how to motivate and manage the successful candidates, and how best to provide the right development opportunities for the appointees and to anticipate potential stressors and ‘fracture points’.
The profiling process typically involves
Identifying key demands of current and future roles
Recommending the best psychometric, 360° and non-psychometric tools to carry out profiling
Test administration and interpretation
In-depth feedback session with an experienced psychologist
Assessment of strengths, working style, preferred culture, and motivators
Identifying barriers to performance, development areas and appropriate action
Action planning for future development
Our consultants have access to all major personality and ability tests, but aren’t tied to any single test publisher. This allows us to use and recommend instruments purely on technical merit and relevance.
The following tests are available:
Hogan Perspectives on Personality
Offers a comprehensive exploration of personality and values from three perspectives: the Bright side, the Dark side, and the Inside. Suitable for a wide range of applications including selection, development, and leadership potential assessment, this suite of questionnaires allows comprehensive and incisive analyses into a range of human capital contexts.
The Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI) assesses individuals on 7 different personality dimensions and is very useful for selection as it gives an overview of their different strengths and potential for success in different environments.
The Hogan Development Survey (HDS) provides an insight into the negative behaviors that an individual may express when under pressure and is useful for improving an individual’s self-awareness and methods to overcome their behaviors
The Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MPVI) is an excellent aid for selection, development and leadership potential, as it analyses individuals’ goals, values and working-environment preferences.
Hogan Safety Report
Determines an individuals work style and overall safety orientation to provide assurance of high quality safety conscious employees.
Measures the same 16 personality factors identified by Ray Cattell and his colleagues over 50 years ago. These factors have been much reported and researched and they provide a comprehensive framework for describing significant individual differences. This can indicate a person’s likely Leadership Style, Influencing Style, Team Role, Emotional Intelligence, Management and Subordinate Style and Career Themes.
Emotional Intelligence - measures emotionally and socially intelligent behavior in five key areas:
While the EQ-i identifies the level of a client’s emotional and social functioning based on his or her responses, the EQ-360 assessment provides a more in-depth analysis by having those who work closely with the client provide information as well. When observer ratings are compared with the results of a standard EQ-I self-report, a more complete 360-degree profile emerges. The EQ-360 is ideal for use in organizations where developing effective communication between individuals, teams, and the entire organisation is crucial to success.
EQ Leadership Profile
If you want to focus specifically on leadership assessment/development in your team, we can generate a Leadership Report by integrating the individual scores from an EQ-i assessment into a leadership competency framework. This identifies leadership strengths and developmental opportunities and provides practical strategies for change.
Many aptitude tests available to test an individual’s ability such as abstract, numerical and verbal reasoning.
Skills testing e.g. manual test to establish an individual’s suitability to work in certain roles / environments.