Test: does your personality fit with the HR profession?

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On April 17, 2018, we reached 250 participants, so the test is closed. 

The Big 5 factor model

The Big 5 factor model is widely used in personality tests. In its traditional format, you must answer many questions in a questionnaire. People responsible for selection, in organisations and agencies, are looking for simpler and more attractive ways to conduct personality testing. Speed and visual attractiveness are high on their wish list.

The “Swipeable”: easy and fast testing

Peter van der Bel, of the Centre for Applied Product Personality Research, showed me an interesting new development, “The Swipeable” (working name). He and his team developed an adaptive Big 5 personality test, that can be completed in a couple of minutes. On your smartphone, you are presented with a series of each time two pictures, and you must choose the picture that fits you best. After you have made 10-15 choices, your report is ready.

This new test has been validated, and is now ready to be launched. As it is possible, to determine which Big 5 personality profile matches best with certain jobs and professions, the test can be a worthwhile element in HR profiling, matching and selection processes.

Peter and his team would like to test the Swipeable’s matching functionality with a group of HR professionals, and I would like to give maximum 250 people in my network the opportunity to participate.

How can I participate?

Participation is simple:

  • You complete the test (see instructions below)
  • After around 10 days you will receive:
    • Your individual report
    • The best practice report for the Senior HR Professional role
    • The percentage that indicates how your individual profile matches with the best practice profile of a Senior HR Professional (as established based on subject matter expertise)

On May 1, 2018, or when we reach 250 participants, participation is no longer possible.

On April 17, 2018, we reached 250 participants, so the test is closed. 

We will analyse the results and report back to the participants (thank you all!!).

If we decide to do a second round of testing, we will communicate via this blog and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions, please let me know (tom@hrtrendinstitute.com).


Any reactions or questions to the developers of Swipeable?

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