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Behavioural Assessments - A Powerful Tool That's Not Just for Recruitment

Employment Law & HR
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Note: this article was first written by our colleagues at Solve HR, before Solve HR joined Law At Work in March 2020. We have imported this...

1. What is a PPA assessment? At Solve we are delighted to be able to offer PPA behavioural assessments through our partnership with Thomas International. Using the DISC profiling method, Thomas' PPA behavioural assessment provides an accurate insight into how people behave in the workplace, 2. What can it be used for? The PPA assessment can be used in a number of ways: It gives you a greater level of certainty when recruiting, Identify employees for promotion Assemble effective teams Identify gaps in existing teams Identify precisely the areas for development that will have the maximum impact on your business Manage performance Resolve team issues Boost motivation 3. So how can it be used in recruitment? A PPA report give you an indication of whether or not a candidate has the key behaviours required to carry out the role. It also provides a detailed Interviewers Guide that has specific questions based on the candidates profile allowing you to fully explore their behaviours and personality. It helps you to recruit the right person for the role and your organisation, effectively eliminating the need to fit a square peg into a round hole 4 How does it help me to manage my existing employees? The straight forward PPA assessment takes only 8 minutes to complete. You are then provided with a detailed report outlining an employee's strengths and limitations, their communication style, their value to the business, what motivates them, their basic fears and how they behave under pressure. It will allow you to understand how to adapt your management style in order to get the best out of each employee. It will also enable you identify and focus more time on those who will truly drive your business forward. If you are looking to gain a better understanding of potential or existing employee behaviours and abilities then please speak to us.

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