The Profile Evaluation System
Do More Than Hire a Warm Body For The Job
In an era where businesses of every size strive for any competitive advantage and eagerly embrace the newest technology of communication, production, record-keeping, etc., does it make sense that we often continue to operate our hiring, promotion, and training programs looking backwards instead of forwards? We look at what a person has done, not at what that person is capable of doing. We too often make critical people decisions based on history alone, rather than also considering future potential.
Every business, large or small, has two choices when it comes to its people: train and retrain present employees to continually improve their productivity and effectiveness, or enter into a spiral of “hire/fire frenzy.” it is immensely more cost-effective to “train, retrain and retrain” proven, present employees than it is to follow the old rule of “hire three to keep one,” thus separating the proverbial wheat from the chaff.
If you don’t think turn-over is expensive, consider this simple formula:
- If an employee leaves within 1 month, turnover cost is 3 months’ salary
- If an employee leaves within 3 months, turnover cost is 6 months’ salary
- If an employee leaves within 6 months, turnover cost is a year’s salary
The Profile Evaluation System is a tool that can help you discover your people’s capabilities (before hiring and after). Over thirty years of proven results attest to its effectiveness. Measuring six aptitudes and ten dimensions of job-related personality, the Profile Evaluation System provides objective information that can save you time, money and frustration. This is just in the hiring and job-matching process.
As a training/development assessment tool, the Profile Evaluation System provides insight to your people’s training and development needs, allowing more focus rather than a shotgun approach. Building successful teams and project groups becomes less of a guessing game.
About the PES System
The Profile Evaluation System represents a successful effort to produce an instrument useful to business, industry, government, and educational services that characterizes individuals on a number of psychological traits that are important for job performance. The Profile, is an effective instrument that allows companies and individuals to maximize the fit between employment demands and the abilities, aptitudes and personality constellations of employees or potential employees. When this fit is optimized there will be greater comfort and productivity on the part of employees. Employee inefficiency and turnover will be minimized and organizational productivity will be maximized. While all managers acknowledge the importance of the hiring function most also recognize the importance of developing management and leadership skills in their present employees. Information about individuals and their tendencies is also extraordinarily valuable in these contexts as well. The profile was developed with the goal of helping companies make sound employment, retention, assignment, training, and promotion decisions.
The Profile Evaluation is the right business tool for evaluating people. It identifies strengths and areas for development. The evaluation is extremely useful in coaching and training. It helps increase employees’ effectiveness and determine training needs. It is also useful in making hiring and promotion decisions.
The Profile Evaluation System measures job-related information in eighteen separate classifications: six mental aptitudes, ten personality dimensions plus two validity scales.
The Profile Evaluation Measures:
- Mental Aptitudes
- Mental Alertness
- Business Terms
- Memory Recall
- Scanning Accuracy
- Mechanical Interest
- Personality Dimensions
- Nervous Tension
- Character Strength
- Work Habits
- Emotional Maturity
- Validity Scales
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This system looks for over 100 possible combinations or correlations. The relationships between the traits of the person’s personality and mental aptitudes help derive these combinations. Strengths in some dimension could compensate for challenges in other dimensions.
This system provides the capability to personalize and customize normative patterns, or benchmarks, for each position in your organization. Normative patterns identify and provide ideal ranges for mental aptitudes and personality dimensions to reflect the actual job.
When the Profile Evaluation is properly implemented and utilized in conjunction with other normal coaching, hiring and interviewing tools, a Profile report will strengthen the employer’s position to ensure that the employee and applicants are treated fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. The Profile, when administered and interpreted, complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines. By utilizing specific job patterns derived from the scores of successful employees in those positions, the Profile is assured of only measuring those traits deemed critical for successful job performance. Under those circumstances, the Profile follows the essential Job performance requirements of the ADA. (More information on Legal Issues & the Profile)
After testing well over a million people, there has never been an adverse finding against any employer for the use of Profile Evaluation System as part of their hiring process. The Profile Evaluation used in conjunction with the reference check and interview helps ascertain whether a person is suited for a particular position. Never use the evaluation as the sole criteria.
PES is available on CD. Organizations using 100 or more units annually will probably want to install the system in-house and learn to administer the instrument and implement the hiring, coaching, and training features with their human resource specialists. Otherwise, these services are usually more effectively administered by an LMI Distributor trained in these areas.
Product Warranty: “You must be satisfied with your purchase of the Profile Evaluation System. All PES products are guaranteed against manufacturer defects. We will replace any defective disk, software or paper product.”
Sample Profile Evaluation System Reports