PERSONALITY TESTS AND OTHER PROJECTIVE TESTS
In the models presented below, it is no longer only the candidates’ skills and qualifications that are scrutinised, but also their abilities and personality.
Big Five Profile (BF5)
This identifies the major patterns of an individual’s personality from the perspective of five major traits, which are common to all individuals regardless of language or culture. The BF5 is based on the Big Five theory of personality which is scientifically-recognised worldwide as a theory that measures what many psychologists consider to be the five main personality traits.
This model, commonly known as ‘OCEAN’, describes the personality based on five fundamental traits: Openness, Consciousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, Neuroticism. The test provides a general profile of the candidate’s personality by assessing his or her relative strengths on each of the five personality traits evaluated.
Professional Profile 2®
This is a personality test used to analyse the preferences, motivations and values of an individual at work.
It covers values, motivations and personality traits, thereby enabling recruiters, HR professionals and psychologists to accurately assess the compatibility of a candidate with a specific job position.
This dual approach is interesting for two reasons:
Personality traits affect how an individual tends to act, adapt and function in a given situation
Motivations and values affect choices and decisions and therefore shed light on what drives an individual to act
Several features distinguish the Professional Profile 2® from other workplace personality tests. It includes more topical and job-oriented questions, it is a relatively short test with only 112 questions, it only takes 15 minutes on average to complete, and the dimensions assessed address both the theoretical requirements and the competencies defined by HR professionals, managers, and recruitment and training consultants. The scale was specifically developed to assess personality traits at work and to identify a candidate’s strengths, potential weaknesses and areas for improvement.
Given our agency’s positioning, naturally we use a very focused approach for candidates with sales and management profiles.
This test assesses the business potential, skills and motivation to succeed in the field of sales. Based on real-life scenarios, it assesses the strengths and weaknesses of a candidate’s or an employee’s sales skills. It focuses on 4 main themes.
Hunter skills: Prospection, Customer Contact, Go-getter
Farmer skills: Relationships/Networks, Strategic Sales, Customer Satisfaction
Negotiation skills: Understanding needs, Sales Pitch, Closing Transactions
Sales skills: Sales game, Assertiveness, Self-control
This is a support and decision-making tool that evaluates the managerial potential, behavioural skills and leadership skills of Managers and CEOs.
Designed specifically for HR professionals, and intended for use at an international level, it can be used throughout a career for different needs and at different levels:
Individuals: recruitment, career management, personal development, advice and guidance in the workplace for personnel, etc.
Team: analysis of training needs, team building, etc.
Company: management audit, continuity planning, change of corporate culture, etc.
Due to the dimensions assessed, this test is particularly appropriate for evaluating those with a managerial role.
LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST
Proficiency in one or more foreign languages is a prerequisite for positions with an international dimension (Export Area Manager, Sales Area Manager, Export Director, Business Developer, International Sales Manager, etc.).
As a partner of the world leader in language proficiency testing, our agency has at its disposal a tool to evaluate a candidate’s actual level in all aspects of a foreign language… comprehension, speaking and writing.
Available in more than 30 different languages, the online test takes 30 minutes to complete, is corrected by a native teacher, and the results are available within 24 hours.
The score obtained corresponds to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) with candidates being tested in 5 areas.
Consistency and Coherence