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Interpersonal, safety, and dependability issues are common problems among employees and factors that are often considered in selection.  People that struggle with such issues – they can’t get along with team members, are late to work, ignore safety procedures, etc. – typically cause disruptions and hinder the productivity and performance of others and the organization.  The organizations that thrive and succeed are able to distinguish between these “bad apples” and the individuals who are dependable, team players, and work safely.  AAI has developed the Applicant Profile Inventory, a personality assessment specifically designed to measure and distinguish people on such characteristics.  More info.

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The Applicant Profile Inventory is a tool that assesses individuals across eleven personality dimensions critically important to safety, effectiveness, and engagement in a wide variety of jobs.  A primary use is to determine whether a job applicant will be engaged at work and will have good attendance and retention.  Another use of the Work Safety Inventory  is to determine whether an applicant will:

  • Collaborate on teams
  • Be dependable
  • Follow rules and procedures
  • Show initiative
  • Work safely

It is used in such settings as:

  • Large-scale Screening – cost-effective way to screen out candidates from a large application pool.
  • Pre-Employment Measurement – provides key insights into eleven personality dimensions related to collaboration, engagement, and dependability.  The Report gives detailed information about each of a candidate’s scores across the dimensions.
  • Employee Job Placement – may be used post-hire to place new employees in a position or job site where they are most likely to fit in and be in alignment with the demands of the work environment.
  • Career Counseling – provides insights into an individual’s personality and work styles, which helps identify an individual’s “fit” with jobs and work environments.
  • Employee Development – by providing information about an individual’s personality, it may be used to identify strengths and areas that through development could propel the individual’s career forward.
  • Identify applicants who will be safe, cooperative, and dependable
  • Improve the quality of job hires
  • Improve the performance of employees and teams
  • Increase productivity and lower the probability of work-related accidents
  • Reduce employee turnover
  • Customizable.  AAI has the ability to tailor the Applicant Profile Inventory to the needs of your organization.  This can involve adding or subtracting specific personality scales as well as norming scores to your organization to better identify those who will be successful in your unique culture.
  • Job Relevant.  It is specifically designed to measure key personality traits relevant to a wide range of positions and can predict people who are likely to be safe and remain with the organization.
  • Fit.  Optimizes the fit between people and position or requirements specific to the role or organization.
  • Cost.  Reduces the cost of assessing internal or external candidates for job opportunities and roles.
  • Valid & Reliable.  The Applicant Profile Inventory has been validated for measuring the underlying constructs, is highly reliable, especially when compared to other personality tests, and is legally defensible.