Perspectives

personality profile

an EFPA Registered Test

a broad-range occupational personality profile assessment that is based on modern psychometric models.

Perspectives

Personality profile

Podium has developed the perspectives personality profile assessment for use in all areas of HR where detailed information is required about prospective and existing employees’ patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

Perspectives is a broad-range occupational personality inventory that is based on modern neuroscientific and psychometric models of personality. It is suitable for use in all areas of HR where detailed information is required about employees’ and prospective employees’ patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

The Perspectives reflects modern neuroscientific thinking about personality. It contains ten broad scales that correspond to the ten aspects of personality identified by De Young et al. (2010), and can be aggregated to form the Big Five.

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Many important outcomes are influenced by our personalities. At an individual level, our personality affects our style and possibly effectiveness as a leader. It also influences workplace experiences such as job satisfaction, employee engagement, and the quality, quantity, and timeliness of the work we produce.

At an aggregated level, personalities in organisations predict accounting and stock market-based measures of organisational performance. In short, the personality of workers is a powerful human resource asset. It should be managed strategically rather than being left to develop haphazardly. The best way to do this is with effective personality assessment using a high quality workplace personality test.

Measures

  • Personality Meta-Traits, Big Five Traits and Facets

Reports

  • The Big Five
  • Potential Strength and Challenges
  • Workplace Behavioural Preferences

Administration

  • On-screen or via Email Invitation

Duration

  • 90 Questions Untimed
  • Usually Under 20 Minutes

When to use

  • Development and Coaching
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Development

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About Perspectives

Perspectives is a broad-range workplace personality assessment that is based on modern scientific and psychometric models of personality.

It is suitable for use in all areas of HR where detailed information is required about employees’ and prospective employees’ patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

The structure of Perspectives reflects modern neuroscientific thinking about personality. It contains ten broad scales that correspond to the ten aspects of personality identified by De Young et al. (2010) which in turn form the Big Five, being Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Openness, Agreeableness and Emotional Stability.

Perspectives is a self-report inventory. It is 90 questions long, makes minimal reading demands, and can be completed in under 20 minutes after receipt of an invitation from the Podium assessment system. Reports can be generated instantly for selection and development.

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Overview

  • An EFPA Registered Test
  • Perspectives was developed using large, representative samples using multidimensional item response theory methods.
  • Perspectives has strong internal consistency reliability overall and across subsamples (e.g., gender and ethnicity).
  • Test-retest reliability analyses over a 14-day period reveal that the retest reliabilities for all scales is in excess of .75. That's high.
  • Validity studies against well-established models, such as De Young’s Aspects and the 16PF, reveal expected patterns of correlations with these alternative models.
  • Analyses of Perspectives data across thousands of participants of different ethnicities suggests differences across groups are unlikely to lead to adverse impact.
  • Predictive models using Perspectives scales and manager and colleague ratings of worker job performance reveal significant correlations with job performance.
  • Examination of questionnaire items across ethnic regroups reveals minimal evidence of psychometric bias (i.e., measurement invariance analyses).
  • Large normative comparison groups are available for Perspectives from job applicants in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.