The PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 2© adopts the trait approach. This is our latest personality assessment, designed and validated with the most recent method in psychometrics, the Thurstonian IRT. It measures 14 set of dimensions in opposition (e.g. introversion vs. extraversion), thereby resulting in an analysis of 28 aspects of personality and motivations.
In addition to the Five Factor Model (FFM) of personality, several established theories were used for the conceptual and practical development of the PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 2©.
Other theoretical frameworks include C.G. Jung (1971) Theory of Psychological Types; William Schutz (1958) Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation; Lee and Ashton(2004) HEXACO Model of Personality and J. Holland (1958) Occupational Themes (RIASEC)
14 sets of character traits are analysed:
Reports can be generated within minutes of candidates completing the questionnaire. The PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 2© report is user friendly, customisable and available in several languages.
All items in the item bank were piloted and pre-tested with professionals from four continents (North America, Europe, East Asia and Australasia) in order to ensure assessed work behaviours were contemporary, global and culture-free.
As the questionnaire is aimed to capture work-behaviours in multiple contexts, items were checked for cultural bias, clarity, offensiveness and language accuracy.
The test also includes a social desirability scale, giving a social desirability score on the report to help users identify how much the user was intentionally portraying themselves in a certain light.
|Measures||Altruism, Ambition, Autonomy, Desire for guidance, Desire to lead, Emotional distance, Emotional sensitivity, Extraversion, Familiarity-seeking, Firmness, Flexibility, Focus on facts, Free-thinking, Goal-focused, Humility, Individualistic|
|Difficulty Level||Not applicable|
|Use for||Coaching, Career management, Development, Interview|
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE 2© works with all modern computer operating systems including Windows, MAC-OS and Linux and no supervision required to administer the test. A PDF version of the questionnaire is available on request. An administrator must manually enter candidate responses into the online platform to generate reports.
The test was designed to be easily used by individuals from diverse backgrounds and those with a range of special needs. All test-takers are able to adjust visual screen specifications based on individual requirements. Alternatively, for blind candidates or those with severe visual disabilities, items may be read aloud by a trained administrator. Individuals with hearing impairments are not excluded from taking the questionnaire since all content is presented visually.
Although the average time for completion is 15 minutes, there is no set time limit. Therefore, individuals with learning disabilities are able to take the time they need to complete the assessment.
Central Test guarantees the security and confidentiality of data generated during the administration of online tests. Access codes are encrypted in the database and cannot be accessed by anyone. Passwords are computationally generated and are not visible to companies. A URL rewriting module (secure link generator) is installed and has transparent parameter passing for the user.
Browsing and data exchange via the Central Test application can be secured and encrypted using SSL. Secure browsing is guaranteed by the https protocol. Our application has a « GeoTrust SSL True BusinessID » digital signature, issued and certified by GeoTrust©. This certificate is irrefutable evidence of our serious attitude towards security and protects all our assessments from phishing attacks. Invitations to take tests are made via secured links that are of limited use. The tests are timed, and IP addresses are tracked. Access to questionnaires may be limited in terms of numbers and duration.
Internal reliability [378 UK professionals] : PP2 has a composite reliability of 0.98 for the whole scale
Test-retest [163 UK professionals] : overall test re-test reliability is 0.66 across both personality & motivation scales
Construct validity [ sample of 805 UK professionals]: convergent validity of 0.42 found thereby providing evidence of a robust construct validity
|Comparison groups available for your candidate scores||
Our personality assessment is based on six major dimensions of personality i.e. HEXACO model. The factors that make up the HEXACo model:
Openness to Experience
We provide three different types of reports which can be used by interviewers. Please refer to the reports section for further information. We provide lots of support to help our clients use our tailored assessments, including full debrief sessions before interviews commence to answer any questions arising and to do a deeper dive into the candidates’ personality, ability, and derailment reports.
Note: The SOVA Cognitive ability tests (verbal, numerical, and logical) are timed tests although the time is not present on screen. Therefore, we ask candidates to work as accurately and as quickly as they can – remember, ability tests measure maximum performance.