Whether you are considering outside candidates for management or executive positions, or trying to identify current employees with untapped leadership potential, you need reliable and objective information about the strengths and liabilities they bring to the job.
Our Performance Profile Assessment is based on a set of scientifically-validated personality and attitude tests that can be used with current employees and with outside candidates. Dr. Helm professionally reviews the test-taker's results and, in addition to the objective results you are provided, he includes his professional opinion regarding an Overall Recommendation, Job Match, and Promotion Potential for the position applied for. It's easy to use, and the results you get help you solve five problems you have -that we all have! - with hiring and promotion decisions:
Use the detailed results reports from the Performance Profile Assessment to ascertain who will benefit most from training, what kind of training will give your company the most bang for the buck, and to boost your succession planning by identifying future leaders - employees who have not only the knowledge and experience, but also the key temperament characteristics the underlie natural leadership.
What Is the Performance Profile Assessment?
The Performance Profile Assessment is a full assessment of a person's personality-driven, job-relevant attitudes and preferences that affect his or her work behavior. In addition to the data-driven objective results the Performance Profile Assessment is reviewed by Dr. Helm and his professional opinion of the candidate's overall match with the job, company, and industry is expressed in three areas:
The Performance Profile Assessment is the most convenient full personality assessment tool to use in your selection process: it is administered online and is available 24/7/365. It takes a candidate only about 60 minutes to complete the entire assessment, and can be completed in either English or Spanish.
The Performance Profile Assessment Results Report is organized so that you can see the candidate's work-related leadership strengths and liabilities at a glance, and detailed information is included for specific selection and development decisions when you need it.
Based on our 38 years of experience, the Performance Profile Assessment Results Report highlights five key areas that have been shown to be critically important in identifying and developing leadership potential:
The person's overall work style on the job: energy level and stamina, willingness to accept direction or advice from others, approach to planning and understanding problems, overall ability to learn new information.
How this person will lead and direct activities of others: willing to take charge of situations, delegate tasks and follow up, comfortable asking questions, presenting unwelcome information, likely to plan before taking action.
Dealing with People:
How this person will interact with people: energized by being around people or prefers to work independently, willingness to make an effort to get along with others, straightforward or not, diplomatic or tactless.
How this person uses information to solve problems and challenges: ability to control reactions in order to plan solutions, able to blend logical and intuitive thinking.
This person's ability to manage his or her personal reactions and moods: able to remain calm in stressful situations, ability to focus and set aside internal emotional reactions.
The Performance Profile Assessment Results Report shows you whether each of these five areas is a strength, a caution, or a concern for this candidate, and includes extensive detail, based on how this person answered the questions on the questionnaires on which it is based, about what this person's personality-driven behavior on the job is likely to be.
Are There Different Versions of the Performance Profile Assessment for Different Positions?
This is a common question that we are asked about the Performance Profile Assessment. In fact, the Performance Profile Assessment is always based on the same three validated questionnaires:
Every Performance Profile Assessment is professionally reviewed and the Overall Recommendation, Job Match, and Promotion Potential are determined by the position for which the candidate is being considered, along with everything else that we know from the candidate about his or her education, military, and work experience, and our knowledge and experience with your company and your industry.
The customization of the Performance Profile Assessment is based on all of these factors.
Go Beyond Hiring/Promotion Decisions to Customized Development Tools
In addition to learning a candidate's strengths and concerns that could affect his or her leadership style or management potential, you will receive five additional reports that are customized for each candidate:
This report provides interview suggestions, customized for this candidate, to help you explore potential problem areas with open-ended interview questions. And the Interview Suggestions Booklet also explains what to listen for in the answers a candidate might provide.
The most common question you will get from your candidates after they complete the Management Potential Assessment is likely, "How did I do on that test?
The HELM Summary report gives you a way to answer that question and help a new supervisor or manager learn to use his or her assets to productive effect, as well as tips for how to overcome caution areas. It presents that person's results in each of the five key work-related behavior areas, showing his or her strengths and cautions in each area, as well as practical tips for improvement.
Combined with the Coaching Suggestions Guidebook, your future leaders and managers can work with their coach/mentors to develop specific action steps and feedback loops.
The Benefits to You of the Performance Profile Assessment:
Here's the Fine Print about the Performance Profile Assessment and What You Get:
The Performance Profile Assessment is on scientifically-validated, job-relevant general personality tests that specifically provide you with objective information about a candidate's work-related behavior preferences and leadership potential.
The Performance Profile Assessment is administered online at our confidential, SSL-secured web site. No personal or confidential information, such as birth date, social security number, or email address, is collected from the people who complete the Performance Profile Assessment at our web site.
Customized reports are delivered via email to your designated recipients by the end of business day that the candidate completes the Performance Profile Assessment online session:
You also get free video training in how to use the Performance Profile Assessment; the video includes what to say to candidates, what information is in the reports, and how to manage distribution of the reports. In addition, you can call Dr. Helm if you have questions about the results reports for a candidate.
How Much Does the Performance Profile Assessment Cost?
For only $250 per person, you get all the benefits of the Performance Profile Assessment:
Do you still have questions about personality testing for employment and promotion decisions? Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking here.
Performance Profile Assessments accounts are customized for your company and needs. Call us today to set up your account and get started right away:
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