Psychometric testing

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training have recently partnered with Thomas International to offer a range of Psychometric tests/assessments to our customers in Herefordshire and Worcestershire and beyond.

The following describes the tools we use:

In just 8 minutes, the Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) provides an accurate insight into how people behave at work, answering questions such as: What are their strengths and limitations? How do they communicate? Are they self starters? What motivates them? The PPA will provide you with:

  • insight into the behavioural preference of an individual
  • awareness of personal work strengths and limitations and their potential impact on others
  • understanding of how to recognise behavioural styles
  • ‘Behavioural Agility’ – through self-awareness and an understanding of the behaviours of others, the PPA can empower people to modify their behaviours to achieve optimal working relationships
  • insight into the benefits of using a job profile; interpreting the demands of a job to help consider the efficiency and comfort each PPA would find in the role
  • Find out more about PPA here and view a sample PPA results report here

The General Intelligence Assessment (GIA) provides an accurate prediction of the time it will take someone to get to grips with a new role/regime. By gauging their capabilities, you will be able to keep your people engaged in their work and your organisation with appropriate challenges suited to their strengths. The GIA will also enable you to identify potential leaders, those that can think on their feet and the people better suited to methodical problem solving. The GIA assessment will provide you with:

  • an understanding of the learning potential of an individual
  • insight into their strengths and limitations and an ability to address these in tangible business scenarios
  • awareness of the difference between ‘crystalised’ and ‘fluid’ intelligence
  • the ability to analyse the intellectual demands of a specific role or job and to use this information to make informed recruitment, development, training and promotion decisions
  • knowledge of uses for aptitude testing and how to apply the results to real-life scenarios
  • Find out more about GIA here and see a sample GIA results report here

Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue) tells you how well your people understand and manage their emotions, how well they interpret and deal with the emotions of others and how they use this knowledge to manage relationships. The TEIQue assessment will provide you with:

  • insight into the foundations of attitudes and behaviours – Emotional Intelligence
  • details around how Emotional Intelligence is rated higher as an indicator of success than other academic intelligences
  • a deeper analysis of an individuals personality, beliefs, values and attitudes that can help to unlock the potential of your workforce
  • Find out more about TEIQue here and see a sample TEIQue results report here

All assessments include a full personal report which interpreted via a 30 minute debrief session from a trained Thomas International practitioner based at HWGTA.

Core benefits

  • Smarter staffing decisions – addressing current staffing, successes past and present, and looking at where the business needs to grow
  • Greater ownership – self-awareness increases responsibility for personal performance
  • Less conflict, better teams – understanding own strengths, limitations and communication styles empowers understanding for others

For more information contact Dave Hider 01432 377028 dave.hider@hgta.org