Whether you are looking to complement your existing psychometric portfolio or introduce profiling to your organisation for the first time, you will find that our cost-effective pricing (no licence fees or lock-in contracts) together with great customer service is hard to beat.
This has helped make The Quest Profiler one of the fastest-growing personality questionnaires in the UK, used for both selection and development by some of Britain’s biggest companies. Many organisations still rely on interviews to assess behavioural characteristics, but all too often this is done in a less than standardised and objective manner. Additionally, whilst the interview process can be excellent at measuring competencies such as oral communication skills, it is less reliable at predicting many other important factors of behaviour.
The Quest Profiler is incredibly easy to use, and is extremely well-suited for the recruitment and development of both individual participants and larger groups of candidates. Three levels of personality reports are available using The Quest Profiler: Standard, Full, and Premium reports. These reports have varying levels of content, and vary in cost accordingly.
Latest Innovation: You can now modify the training recommendations on the report to ensure that the development interventions match exactly what you offer.
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Behavioural preferences are the building blocks for all other aspects of personality. Organised into areas relating to People, Thinking, Feeling and Drive, they give a rich, thorough and illuminating insight into an individual. Extremely useful in both selection, and learning and development applications, they are ideal for enhancing and structuring your interview process.
When someone is called on to lead, what approach do they prefer to take? The Quest Profiler's leadership styles highlight the six most prevalent ways of leading others, and the degree to which an individual is likely to adopt them. Knowing the leadership disposition of an individual is extremely useful when deciding whether someone could take on a leadership role, and what kinds of responsibilities that person would be best to tackle. By matching the appropriate opportunities and challenges to the leadership styles of your people, you can get the most from their different methods of leadership.
Valuable in higher-level learning and development, and an important concept introduced on our leadership and management programmes, leadership approach provides an insight into an individual's style when taking taking charge of groups of people. Knowing if someone is likely to be full of ideas and determined to shake things up, or whether they prefer to take an approach based on planning and process is crucial when considering if an individual will be suited to your leadership opportunities and challenges.
The most effective teams will consist of individuals that have a variety of behavioural preferences in the workplace. Whether building a team from scratch, or learning how to develop and refine an existing group of people on one of our accredited leadership and management programmes, The Quest Profiler's team styles are great for identifying the roles an individual will naturally assume when working with others, and improving their working relationships within that team.
With many people having to interact with clients in a sales capacity, both in the classic sense and in a supportive role, it is important to know where their strengths and weaknesses may lie. The Sales Performance section, often used in our tailored sales and negotiation skills programmes, provides a valuable summary of an individual's preferences for the people side of sales, such as customer insight or negotiation, and the research, preparation and post-sales processes that are commonly overlooked. This balanced overview makes it an ideal tool for both the development of existing sales and support staff and the recruitment of new ones.
In the workplace, individuals respond to conflict in different ways and understanding these different behaviours is crucial in the resolution of conflict and the introduction of suitable interventions. The Quest Profiler's conflict handling section identifies those behaviours, explains when they can be more or less effective, and how they may interact with others who adopt similar or different styles, enabling you to understand past conflict and to help prevent it in the future. Conflict handling, a topic introduced on our leadership and management, and conflict and stress management programmes, is receiving increased attention at every level in the workplace and this section of The Quest Profiler can prove a vital tool in mediation settings.
The idea of personality 'types', introduced by psychoanalyst Jung and popularised by Myers and Briggs, focuses on the similarities between individuals and can be extremely useful when describing a person's personality in simplistic, straightforward terms. As personality tools that use 'types' can unfairly stereotype the individual, The Quest Profiler (a 'trait' based tool) represents Jungian types on a continuum so that it is possible to see not only what the individual tends to be (e.g Extrovert or Introvert), but also how strongly the individual will show those behaviours. This section of The Quest Profiler is extremely useful for trying to quickly establish any similarities that might exist between groups of individuals.
The ability to recognise, understand, manage and use emotion has become a much-prized aspect of human personality in the workplace. With their valuable ability to spot how others are feeling, emotionally intelligent individuals are able to use emotion as a source of help, motivation and inspiration for others. The emotional behaviours measured by The Quest Profiler are ideal for examining the emotional state of the workplace when looking to develop individuals, and achieving an understanding of what lies beneath the surface when looking to promote the engagement and motivation of staff.
An organisation's culture has a crucial impact on its performance - it influences what behaviours are rewarded, how people work together and how decisions are made. Culture match examines which aspects of an organisation's culture are likely to be particularly appealing, including security, challenge and the opportunity to provide a service. Using this section of The Quest Profiler will allow you to identify those individuals who are more likely to enjoy a greater level of engagement, commitment, productivity and loyalty at an organisation, and is ideal for both selection and development purposes. If you are looking to measure the culture, values and levels of engagement across an entire organisation, our Culture and Engagement tool is ideal, and is available as part of The Psychometric Portal. The applications, benefits and change initiatives relating to an organisation's culture, values and level of engagement can also be delivered as part of our tailored Culture and Values programmes.
The preferred behaviours of an individual can be used to accurately predict their competencies within the workplace, which are the key aspects of personality that can indicate how good someone will be in a certain role. This scientifically validated section provides 20 of the most prevalent workplace competencies relating to foresight and vision, operations and processes, communcations, and relationships. With each competency being accompanied by a selection of behavioural indicators, a range of competency-based interview questions and probes, and a variety of development interventions that can be used to help the individual, the competencies in The Quest Profiler are extremely useful for structuring competency based interviews for both your selection and development processes, and are commonly used in the assessment and development centres that we deliver for our clients.
Matching Role Profiles
Being able to sift through a group of candidates with ease is proving to be an invaluable tool in both the HR and recruitment industries - CV screening takes time, and key skills are often overlooked or missed. By using The Psychometric Portal, Job Analysis can be used to easily analyse generate a clearly defined specification (role profile) for a job. Job Match, also available in The Psychometric Portal, can then be used to compare results from The Quest Profiler against role profiles with ease, identifying at a glance whether a candidate is a good match. This popular and highly effective feature is used by organisations of all sizes to quickly and reliably select the best candidates, and can even identify large-scale training needs.