Marieke and her colleagues use assessments in three different situations. "If we are looking for new colleagues for Projob, we always use Thomas International's Behaviour assessment in the recruitment process. As soon as we have had the first interview and we see an opportunity to progress the recruitment process, we invite the candidate to fill in an assessment. The results, provide us with a wealth of information about someone's behaviour and motivators in the workplace." The results of the assessment are always carefully fed back to the candidate and provided with additional interpretation. Within Projob, five people, including Marieke, are trained in this assessment, which means that they can interpret the assessment results and provide candidates and colleagues with well-founded feedback.
If Projob wants insight into someone's ability to learn, they use the Aptitude assessment to measure learning agility. This assessment provides insight into someone's mental capabilities and how quickly they will grasp a new role.
Projob also uses the Behaviour assessment when it comes to individual coaching. "The assessment often confirms the impression I already have after talking to someone. In almost all cases, the person recognises themselves in the results, although I always indicate that certain outcomes need to be qualified. I talk to the person who taken the assessment, especially about the things that they may not immediately recognise. Often, we find out during our discussion where these results originated. Sometimes, someone is not yet ready to acknowledge their behavioural profile", Marieke explains.
Marieke and her colleagues’ latest application of the Behaviour assessment is in team training. Prior to a training, each participant fills out a PPA. "If you want to work together as well as possible, it is important to understand each other's preferred styles, for example in the area of communication. If you understand why someone reacts in a certain way, you can often manage this more effectively, especially in a professional context. Thomas' team analysis offers useful insights that allow teams to reflect on the team culture and relationships. This gives colleagues the opportunity to determine their contribution to the team, in relation to the others", Marieke concludes.