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Profiles Incorporated

A Strategic Business Partner of Profiles International

Posted by Craig Palmer on June 21, 2022.

Upfront information is a game changer.

How many times have you experienced the anxiety of a change in the workplace? This could come in the form of a promotion, transfer, getting a new job, or even a new boss. It is an uncomfortable, but generally unavoidable part of taking on new career opportunities. Part of that innate worry stems from a place of “I hope I am good at this”, but a great deal of it can come from a place of, “I hope these people get me.” The worry is valid – being misunderstood is a major concern for most people, in all facets of life. The PXT Select assessment data can proactively ensure your new and existing employees have a clear, accurate understanding of themselves with a common language to generate that understanding.

We at Profiles, Inc. have been receiving numerous requests for assistance with recruiting efforts. The current data suggests that there are 3 jobs available for every 1 available worker. New high school and college graduates have recently entered the job market, as well as existing employees who continue to look for improved job situations at record levels. So, how do companies make the best selections and how do the candidates ensure they are the best selections available? One way to answer these key questions is to review the data. This data can be derived from the PXT Select Assessment and 2 key reports: the PXT Select Individual Graph and the PXT Select Individual Feedback Reports.

Typically, companies focus their interviews on a very important facet, a candidate’s skills and experience. In doing so, oftentimes taking the next step is neglected. Continuing the interview to answer the question “how will this candidate deliver their skills and experience to our internal and external customers?” must be explored.

The Profiles, Incorporated Individual Graph provides a snapshot for interviewer and candidate to really understand the personal side of an individual. As an example, using the Thinking Style section we are told how a candidate will learn, process and assimilate verbal and numeric types of information. The Profiles Individual Feedback Report supports the detail of the individual graph by providing verbal feedback on each of the twenty different parameters that are measured and what they are specifically saying about the candidate. Using the Thinking Style verbal feedback in the links above, we learn Oliver communicates with a diverse vocabulary and writes with sophistication and precision. Oliver also is able to reason through most types of verbal information from a variety of sources.

On the numeric side of things, Oliver is capable of accurate numeric calculations even under pressure. Oliver also readily understands the implications of detailed numerical information.

The PXT Select continues to provide insight of the Behavioral Traits and the Key Interests, so that we have a total picture of the candidate. We have evaluated their skills and experiences. With the Profiles data we now know how this candidate will deliver those skills and experiences internally and externally. In addition, the candidate now has language to discuss how this all works for them, in essence, a users’ guide for the candidate. The end result here is the company and the candidate have data to make the best decision for both parties. Most assuredly a win-win situation!

Author: Craig Palmer

Profiles Incorporated provides personalized consulting to support the assessment results of your employees. We also provide in-depth training for managers to maximize the value of the assessment information and administrative training that allows you to take this information in house.

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