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Is it possible for a high-quality personality test to take just 15 minutes?

Helen Barthel,
02-10-2018
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From today, the answer to the question whether a high-quality personality questionnaire can take just 15 minutes, is a resounding “Yes!” High-quality testing - three times faster We are proud to present the Adaptive Work-related Personality Inventory (AWPI) and the Adaptive Career Values Inventory (ACI). Using these tests, it is possible to produce a reliable and valid picture of a candidate’s personality and motivations three times faster than before. The AWPI takes just 10-15 minutes, as opposed to 30-40 minutes. The…
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The six thinking hats of De Bono

Diddo van Zand,
24-04-2017
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Most of the trainers in the field of teambuilding and team effectiveness use Belbin’s Team roles. For years, however, I have been a fan of the model of Eduard de Bono; the six thinking hats. I would like to discuss the differences and promote the six thinking hats approach, because it is is fun and effective!  What is the six thinking hats model? De Bono identifies six thinking hats: White: Think like a virgin, information in the form of facts and figures. Yellow: Sunshine: clarity…
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The relationship between the Work-related Personality Inventory and the Big Five

Diddo van Zand,
24-04-2017
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How do the factors of the Big Five relate to the scales and factors of the Work-related Personality Inventory? The Work-related Personality Inventory (WPI) is partially based on the Big Five theory. The factors of the WPI differ from those of the Big Five because it was specifically designed for practical application in advice and selection processes that are part of Human Resources Management. We are often asked to outline the relationship between the Work-related Personality Inventory and the Big Five, and I am happy…
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Intelligence and assessment of intellectual ability

Diddo van Zand,
24-04-2017
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It is always a good idea to test a candidate’s intellectual ability, particularly when the job in question requires a certain amount of brainpower. But why? And if we do so, which tests should we use? And even more important, where do we draw the line? I’d like to run you through three cases that illustrate the strategic importance of intelligence tests at three companies. You will better understand how intelligence works after reading this article – and hopefully apply…
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Capability assessments and cultural diversity

Diddo van Zand,
24-04-2017
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Where must we be careful in using capability assessments? In an internationalising environment, we are often asked if immigrants can be assessed with our capability test material and if our tests would be applicable abroad. I would like to comment on my experience with this subject in this blog, and make recommendations on how to be careful when making a choice between capability test materials. Research in Kenya At the end of 2005, in the third year of my psychology degree at the…
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Consistency, Self image and Response tendency

Diddo van Zand,
24-04-2017
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Consistency, Self image and Response tendency have been added to the Work-related Personality Questionnaire (WPV) report in order to provide greater insight into the way in which the questions were answered in the report. This article describes these metrics and how they can be interpreted. Preventing bias Let’s assume you have requested a respondent to complete a personality questionnaire. How sure are you that the profile matches the respondent and that you have not been wrongfooted? A questionnaire can be as…
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Quinn Management roles, a practical approach to Management Development

Diddo van Zand,
24-04-2017
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Quinn Managementroles, for coaching amd management development The Quinn competitive values model distinguishes between four organisational modalities: flexibility, control, internal orientation and external orientation. These succeed each other according to the circumstancxes within which an organisation operates. ‘Quinn’ is a useful model for coaching and Management Development. Flexible styles Managers are expected to adapt their management style to the situation at hand. A manager should be able to assume a variety of roles in order to adapt to organisational change. This implies that a manager…
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Effect of emotional intelligence on commercial skills

Diddo van Zand,
24-04-2017
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During my Psychology degree at Erasmus University I researched the effect of emotional intelligence (EI) on commercial skills by conducting a webcam test. A summary of my findings appears in this blog. A key finding was that two aspects of emotional intelligence can predict commercial skills. The Commercial webcam test proved to be reliable. Emotional intelligence Emotional intelligence consists of four dimensions: Regulation of emotions, Assessment of personal emotions, Use of emotions, and Assessment of the emotions of others. Emotional Intelligence plays a role in commercial jobs with…
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