Understanding Workplace Personality: New Assessment Helps Job Seekers and Employers Find the Right Match in Today’s Challenging Job Market
Beyond the technical requirements of the job, what are the workplace personality traits that lead to success in a specific work environment? Understanding the personality traits needed for a particular job or workplace can be the key to a good career choice—a match that works for both employee and employer.
The new Working Styles Assessment™ (WSA™) is a measure of work-related personality traits such as initiative, persistence, concern for others, self-control, conscientiousness, and analytical thinking. By measuring these traits, career counselors can help their clients find jobs they love—and employers can find workers who have what it takes for success on the job.
The WSA is the only workplace personality assessment that uses the current Occupational Information Network (O*NET) terminology, which means that the personality traits measured by the WSA can be compared to the traits associated with hundreds of current occupations listed in the O*NET database.
The WSA helps create a win-win situation for job seekers and employers:
- Career counselors can help their clients use the WSA to identify their own strengths and explore the career options that are most likely to be a good fit.
- HR professionals can decide which traits are most important for a given job and then use the WSA to identify candidates who have those traits.
- Job seekers can look up interesting jobs on the O*NET and compare the working styles required by those jobs to their own working styles.
Published by PAR, Inc., the WSA is a useful complement to the Self-Directed Search®, a widely used career interest inventory. The WSA will also soon be available on PARiConnect, PAR’s online assessment platform.
To learn more about the WSA, visit www.parinc.com, or call PAR Customer Support at 1.800.331.8378.
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