New psychometric assessment outcomes provide deep insights into hybrid working

Thomas International (“Thomas”), the global talent assessment platform provider, has announced the introduction of new content that supports hybrid working to its category-leading platform.

The new content outcomes are fed by the Thomas Personality and Behaviour assessments and allow organisations to understand at a glance the resilience levels, approach to risk and remote working style of individuals across their teams. Data on individuals’ approach to risk and stress can be used alongside the remote working content to give leaders and managers an objective measure of organisational capability when hybrid working.

Based on Big Five theory, a globally recognised and respected psychological model, the Thomas Personality assessment unlocks deep insights into the traits that drive the way people work, providing an advanced understanding of employee behaviour in areas such as goal setting, coping with stress, handling change, creativity, risk, and competition.

With its roots in the DISC theory originally proposed by William Moulton Marston, the Thomas Behaviour assessment helps HR professionals and people managers to easily understand how their individuals are best managed, motivated, onboarded into new roles and explore whether they are a behavioural fit for specific roles.

Taking less than ten minutes each to complete, the Personality and Behaviour assessments provide businesses seeking to recover from the pandemic with instant insights that make it easier to make smarter, data-driven people decisions, without having to invest in training, accreditation, or organisational psychologists. Recruitment candidates and employees who take the test can immediately review a summary of their assessment results, to gain greater self-awareness of their traits and how others might see them.

Paired with Thomas’ Aptitude assessment, the Personality and Behaviour assessments deliver in-depth insights into the strengths and support areas for employees and hiring candidates working in a hybrid environment. This enables organisations to use the extra insight gained from these tests to predict hybrid working performance and create strategies and policies for hybrid working that pre-emptively meet the needs of their workforce.

Commenting on the launch, Sabby Gill, CEO at Thomas says: “Businesses must fully understand the complexity of human behaviour if they are to make hybrid working a success. It is a cliche but also a truism to say that we are all different. We react and cope in different ways and by truly acknowledging this, businesses will create a brighter tomorrow.

We don’t have a playbook for hybrid working, and as they seek to recover from the pandemic, businesses cannot afford to make costly mistakes in setting their policies for hybrid work. With our assessments, businesses can ensure that these policies support their people to succeed in the new normal.”

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