Workable's personality assessment is designed to help you understand how candidates approach challenges and interactions in the workplace. Candidates are asked to complete a short assessment, responding to workplace scenarios.
There are no right or wrong answers. Some personality traits may be more important for certain jobs - some traits less relevant for a job.
A team with diverse personalities that shares core values will have strong teamwork. A homogenous team may subscribe to a single way of thinking or tackling problems and have more difficulty working together.
The categories of personality assessed are:
- Emotional Stability
- Openness To Experience
One might think that a person who is agreeable is easier to work and someone who is disagreeable is hard to work with.
But consider work situations where you want an employee to be disagreeable.
- A salesperson negotiating a deal should be somewhat self-interested
- A support person working with a customer who demands a refund without a receipt should be suspicious
- A designer may need to be confrontational so they aren't bulldozed with design input from others
These traits may have appeared to be negative at first glance. Really, there is value in these traits that provides perspective and contrast compared to other team members or highlights an important skillset based on the job.
For example, the "chaos-tolerant" trait might be important for a growing small business where employees need to take on new responsibilities or projects suddenly.
Use the results not as a test to disqualify candidates, but as a way to understand how the candidate would fit the job and organization.
An overview of the results will appear on the candidate's timeline. Click More details to see an extended breakdown and definition for traits in each category.
The further the mark is to the left, the candidate exhibits less of that trait. The further the to the right, the candidate exhibits more of that trait.
Detailed sub-categories and results also appear on a scale, indicating which trait a person is more likely to exhibit.
Click the View Questions button on the candidate's profile to see suggested interview topics and questions based on the personality results. These questions are optional and are only a guide for interviewers. Candidates will not see them. They are designed to start more conversation around a candidate's most "extreme" personality points and are customized for each candidate. For example, if a candidate is extremely "trusting", a main question as well as follow up questions are suggested for discussion.
If a scorecard was created for the pipeline stage and if an event has been scheduled, but not taken place, then the questions can be added to the evaluation scorecard by clicking the button that appears when viewing the results.
All questions and follow up questions will be added to the evaluation form. When evaluating, add a rating for each main question along with any notes.