Thomas launches its industry leading Personality assessment on its new Talent Assessment Platform

20 April 2021
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Predictive hiring platform helps businesses decrease time to hire and quickly see the potential success of candidates in roles 

Thomas launches its industry leading Personality assessment on its new Talent Assessment Platform

Thomas International (“Thomas”), the global talent assessment platform provider, has announced that its category-leading Personality assessment has been added to the Thomas platform, further bolstering its technology as a vital tool for improving pre-hire processes. 

Based on Big Five theory, a globally recognised and respected psychological model, the Thomas Personality assessment unlocks deep insights into the traits that drive the way people work, providing understanding of areas such as goal-setting, coping with stress, handling change, creativity, risk and competition.

Taking candidates just ten minutes, businesses, seeking to rehire and grow as the economy recovers from the pandemic, gain instant insights that make it easier to make smarter, data-driven people decisions without having to invest in training, accreditation or organisational psychologists. Equally, candidates who take the test are able to review a summary of their assessment results, to learn more about their own traits and how others might see them.  

Paired with Thomas’ Aptitude and Behaviour assessments, the platform delivers an effective predictive hiring solution. It enables organisations to use the extra insight gained from these tests, beyond just the information on candidates’ CVs or how they perform in an interview, to predict their individual potential and impact in a role. The platform offers simple candidate comparison and interview guide tools to support the selection of top talent. 

Commenting on its launch, Sabby Gill, CEO at Thomas says: “For too long businesses have relied on limited information on a candidate’s CV, or their own gut feel from interviews. This leads to mistakes, which are costly, wasting not just a business’ time, but the candidate’s too, by forcing both parties into a situation which doesn’t work.  

“Predictive hiring is the future of recruitment, and we’re helping businesses access the insights into candidate performance that can make genuine differences to a business’ bottom line and a person's professional development. 
 
“With our assessments, businesses can make the right hiring decision the first time, while at the same time giving candidates valued insights into their own ability.”  

“[Thomas assessments] help in using my own self-awareness and using the profiles of people around me so we can all get the best out of each other. We have a great opportunity to make a positive impact on the business with these tools, for example, the Personality assessment helped shape our plan around managing our remote workers, allowing us to understand and support each individual during these unusual times.” 

Alan Reilly, Organisation Learning & Development Manager, Version 1 

About the Thomas platform 

Thomas’ Talent Assessment Platform, which was launched in September 2020, consists of two applications - Thomas Perform and Thomas Profile. Utilising the company’s 40 years of candidate assessment experience, combined with the latest technology, the platform is designed to make complex psychometrics easy to understand and use, turning insights into people’s diverse characteristics into easy to action recommendations for smarter recruitment and development decisions. 

More information about Thomas Personality assessments 

Thomas’ Personality assessment provides a framework for measuring the traits that matter the most for predicting job success. Originally developed by personality guru Prof. Adrian Furnham and renowned work psychologist Ian MacRae in 2006, Thomas' Personality assessment was created to identify which specific traits had the strongest relationship with success at work. 

Following extensive academic and applied research, Prof. Adrian Furnham and Ian MacRae defined a model of human personality that was optimised for use in the workplace. Their six trait model measures Conscientiousness, Adjustment, Curiosity, Risk Approach, Ambiguity Acceptance and Competitiveness.

Thomas’ Personality assessment gives deep insight into the traits that drive the way your people work, providing insight into areas such as goal setting, coping with stress, handling change, creativity, risk and competition. This insight helps clients to better triangulate the best-fit between candidates, role and company culture. Knowledge of each trait leads to better understanding of an individual’s unique underlying characteristics and how they drive how that person works and interacts with those around them. 

About Thomas 

Founded in 1981, Thomas International transforms the performance of organisations around the world through smarter people decisions, looking beyond just skills and experience to identify the true potential and capability of people. Its talent assessment platform combines technology, psychology and data to make the complex nature of human behaviour, aptitude and personality easier for everyone to understand. Today, Thomas helps over 11,000 companies across 140 countries unleash the power of their people.   

For more information contact Thomas on [email protected] 

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