When recruiting it is important that 3 key areas are assessed: Thinking
Style, Behavioural and Job Fit.
This will then provide a complete picture of the person you are looking
to recruit. Within each of these areas we need to drill down to the
individual traits to gain a complete picture.
There are 4 areas that are assessed in thinking style to provide an
overall learning index for the candidate. Those areas are:-
• Verbal Skill – A measure of verbal skill through
• Verbal Reasoning – Using words as a basis in reasoning
• Numerical Ability – A measure of numerical calculation
• Numerical Reasoning – Using numbers as a basis
in reasoning and problem-solving.
There are 9 areas that are assessed in behaviour. Those areas are:-
• Energy Level – Tendency to display endurance and
capacity for a fast pace.
• Assertiveness – Tendency to take charge of people
and situations. Leads more than follows.
• Sociability – Tendency to be outgoing, people-oriented
and participate with others.
• Manageability – Tendency to follow policies, accept
external controls and supervision and work within the rules.
• Attitude – Tendency to have a positive attitude
regarding people and outcomes.
• Decisiveness – Uses available information to make
• Accommodating – Tendency to be friendly, co-operative,
agreeable. To be a team person.
• Independence – Tendency to be self-reliant, self-directed
to take independent action and make own decisions.
• Objective Judgment – The ability
to think clearly and be objective in decision-making.
There are 6 areas that are assessed in Job Fit. Those areas are:-
• People Service – Indicated interest
in activities such as helping people and promoting others welfare.
• Technical – Indicated interest in scientific activities,
technical data and research.
• Enterprising – Indicated interest in activities
associated with persuading others and presenting plans.
• Creative – Indicated interest in activities using
imagination, creativity and original ideas.
• Financial/Admin – Indicated interest
in activities such as organising information or business procedures.
• Mechanical – Indicated interest in working with
tools, equipment and machinery.
Sometimes people spend their entire working lives
in the wrong job. They change from one company to another looking
for that something different when all along it's the job
not the company that is wrong for them.