Assessment matters

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Assessment matters - psychometric personality profiling is the best way to ascertain a warts and all view of an individual (especially when used with other assessment measures). This presentation focuses on the Hogan Development Survey to look at the darker side of a candidate.

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Assessment matters

  1. 1. Personality Assessment Matters Uncovering hidden, derailing behaviours www.RMC-Consulting.co.uk www.rmc-consulting-blog.co November 2013
  2. 2. RMC Consulting • RMC Consulting works with recruitment firms and schools to identify, engage and develop top talent • Richard Colwell works as your trusted adviser, using competency and psychometric assessment to select and develop your people • He has a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology and holds the British Psychological Society’s Level A & B certificates of competence in Occupational Testing
  3. 3. Accurate hiring decisions • Poor hiring decisions are costly in terms of time, money and team morale • Candidates only want to put across their best side • You want to know what their really like but how do you reveal their imperfections, as well as their strengths?
  4. 4. Every candidate has imperfections • Personality and values = ‘fit’ • No one is perfect! • We all have insecurities, defence mechanisms and idiosyncrasies • When under pressure or perceived threat we implement mechanisms learnt in childhood
  5. 5. Underlying psychological mechanisms • • • • • The formative years of childhood Criticisms, insecurities and potential threats Coping mechanisms and personal growth Successful strategies that become ineffective Under pressure we move against, towards or away from others
  6. 6. Hogan Development Survey • Hogan Development Survey • 11 potential ‘derailing’ behaviours • Legally defensible decisions • Reveals how others will realistically describe the individual’s weak points
  7. 7. What can HDS tell you? • • • • • Excitable Sceptical Cautious Reserved Leisurely • • • • • • Bold Mischievious Colouful Imaginitive Diligent Dutiful
  8. 8. The whole person • • In addition to the HDS I also use Wave, which helps to identify preferences, tendencies, motives and talents Wave looks at 36 dimensions and 108 facets of personality, which cluster around Thought, Influence, Adaptability and Delivery
  9. 9. Further Information • www.rmc-consulting.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/pages/RMCConsulting/422939657832201

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