Natalie was already familiar with assessments and their possibilities from her previous employer. “We have started a pilot with both the Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) and the assessment that measures emotional intelligence (TEIQue). The PPA is very accessible, takes little time to complete and provides a wealth of information about the candidate. Now that we have been working with this assessment for a while, we have noticed that many candidates, but also colleagues, have an S-C profile.” Characteristic qualities of people with such a profile are, for example; being good listeners, reliable and methodical, but also perfectionistic and accommodating.
The assessment that measures emotional intelligence is also very valuable for this specific division of Amaranth. Natalie: “The TEIQue shows at a glance what someone’s character looks like, how someone reacts to stress, for example, and to what extent someone enters into new relationships. We gain insights on whether someone can motivate themselves or what someone’s self-image is. Very valuable information when we are looking for a new colleague.”
But Natalie does not only use the assessments during recruitment and selection. Even when there are certain career issues, she and her team make use of the assessments of Thomas International. “For a new colleague, we use the assessment results as a starting point for career opportunities within the Amarant Youth division. For existing colleagues, we also use the assessments for development opportunities. In case we experience certain challenges with a colleague, we regularly use an assessment to find out where the problem is and how we can solve this, together with the colleague.”