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Innovations in Personality Assessment for Predicting Job Success

Innovations in Personality Assessment for Predicting Job Success
November 20, 2012 at 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET
David Daly, Research and Business Development Associate(DeGarmo Group)
This session is going to focus on innovations in the use of personality assessment. First we’ll talk about how to analyze and understand the different personality requirements of jobs. Next, we’ll discuss how to customize personality assessment as part of the talent acquisition process for different occupations, as well as to forecast leadership potential.

Talent acquisition professionals understand that the goal of the hiring process is to find candidates who best align with the unique demands and requirements of a specific job. Other selection tools and strategies like work simulations, employment interviews and entire assessment centers are designed based on a job’s requirements to predict success. Why then, has personality assessment not been used in the same way?

Most personality assessments provide information about a person – but not relative to specific job requirements. Sure, you might be assertive and outgoing, but what if it’s more important for a specific job that your strengths be dependability and responsibility? What then?

During this session we’ll talk about the process of analyzing jobs to discover their underlying personality requirements, and how to use personality assessment in a customized way for each occupation to ensure success. Additionally, we’ll discuss how specific information regarding personality can be used to forecast managerial performance and leadership potential.

Finally, we’ll talk about how technology can be leveraged to preemptively profile candidates against several occupations at once to identify those with which they align the best.

The session is intended to provide information on new applications of personality assessment to facilitate better decision making for occupation compatibility and leadership potential.
Who Should Participate
  1. Recruiters, Managers, Directors, VPs, etc., responsible for HR, Staffing, and Talent Acquisition.
  2. Those interested in learning about strategies for customizing personality assessment for any occupation.
  3. Anyone interested in leveraging personality assessment to predict leadership and managerial potential in employees.
What You Will Learn
  1. How to analyze jobs to determine their underlying personality requirements
  2. Methods for customizing personality assessment for different occupations
  3. How personality data can be used to forecast leadership potential
  4. How custom personality assessment can be used to profile alignment against multiple occupations at once as part of the talent acquisition process.
Recommended Resources
Peeling Back The Layers of Personality - Whitepaper by DeGarmo Group
Staffing and Recruitment
Leadership Assessments
Quality of Hire
Online Staffing and Sourcing
HR in Canada
Canadian Masters In HR Strategy & Execution
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David Daly
DeGarmo Group

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The City Of Calgary
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Northern Tier Energy
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Kelowna Christian Center Society
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Sabathier & Associates
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Great talk. I focused on this area for my master's thesis many years ago and it's great to see how personality assessment and theory has evolved since then. 5 / 5
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Presentation was a bit too long. Good information but wasn't a strong tie in to how to implement and utilize it to support new hires as well as current talent. 3 / 5
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Fredericton, NB)
Thank-you enjoyed the presentation. It helped me understand what makes a 'high flyer' vs a 'poor performer' tick. 5 / 5
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Uptown Dining Group
"This was a bit too technical and not as practical as I would have liked. Lots of theory but not so much ""how to""." 2 / 5
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Wilson And Associates
Well Done Thank you 4 / 5
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A Hire Authority

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