WhitneySmith Company has consultants certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI is a psychological instrument that has been designed to effectively put the theories of Swiss psychiatrist Carl G. Jung to practical use in a wide variety of applications. When administered to an individual, the MBTI can reveal patterns of “mental habits” for that individual. Our firm currently utilizes the instrument to serve clients in a variety of applications including management development, team building, career development, outplacement, communication training, and conflict resolution.
The Predictive Index Assessment Tool
The Predictive Index (PI) behavioral assessment provides managers with accurate, actionable data quantifying the unique motivating needs and behavioral drives of each employee and potential employee. The PI is a practical, quick, and easy-to-use solution for gathering insight into predicted employee and applicant behavior on the job. The assessment only takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and allows our certified administrators to interpret results on a candidate or employee immediately. The PI is validated by the EEOC for pre-employment assessment and is considered work-related, free of bias, valid, and reliable. Hundreds of statistical studies have demonstrated the extent to which the PI predicts workplace performance. These studies cover dozens of industries, such as healthcare, financial services, hospitality, business services, transportation, manufacturing, and many others. The PI is used widely across multiple industries, jobs, levels, company sizes, growth trajectories, and business models. It is available online in 68 languages, and is used in more than 140 countries. A paper-based version of the PI is available in Braille.
The Performance Requirements Options Tool
The Performance Requirement Options (PRO) tool is a job analytics profile that allows an organization to quantify the behavioral requirements of any specific job at any level. Created through input from multiple stakeholders within the organization, the information provides a “target” for the role. With the information from the PRO, hiring managers are better equipped to evaluate the job fit of candidates. The PRO works alongside the PI assessment, allowing organizations to evaluate the potential similarities or dissimilarities between the behavioral requirements of the job and the predicted behavior of the candidate. This provides concrete data about a candidate’s fit for a particular job and where potential challenges may exist. Together, the PRO and PI Assessment allow managers to develop targeted behavioral interview questions to be used in the selection process. Once an employee is hired, the PRO and PI data, as well as that from the interview and other sources, can be used to inform the most effective onboarding and development plan to support the employee going forward.
Personality profile instruments and assessments can allow employers to assess the suitability and compatibility of an individual with the organization and the job he or she will be expected to perform. In addition, personality assessments are highly useful in a variety of other human resources areas such as team building, communication training, and management development. WhitneySmith Company offers a range of valid and reputable personality assessments that may assist employers in such human resources endeavors.
With the rising costs associated with recruitment, training, poor performance, counterproductive workplace behaviors and turnover, having a valid and reliable employee selection program in place could make the difference between an organization’s success and failure. Research has consistently shown that pre-employment assessments can be more effective than the job interview alone in predicting an applicant’s future job performance. WhitneySmith Company offers employers a comprehensive choice of skills assessments that can be combined to offer a powerful customized solution to any organization’s specific hiring needs.