A personality risk assessment is a document which has now become standard protocol in a number of companies before recruiting. This involves testing the potential hire on the basis of answers to certain questions, which are designed solely to identify characteristics or traits that can indicate how suitable a worker a certain individual is going to be. This test can be carried out under other circumstances too.
Sample Personality Risk Assessment
Personality risk assessment created by: Jason Argive, on behalf of TD Communications Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Date of personality risk assessment: 12th June 2012
Purpose of assessment:
- This personality risk assessment has been designed by TD Communications as a self-answer questionnaire to be filled in by potential hires, or applicants, in our company. On the basis of the answers of the candidates, certain CWBs or Counterproductive Work Behaviors are identified.
- These patterns or traits have been identified as hampering the productivity of individuals, and by employing the self help questionnaire we can cut down on potential risky hires.
- We have ensured that the questions contained in the document [see overleaf for more] are those selected from standard personality tests. The applicant’s selection for a particular post will also factor in his or her performance in this personality risk assessment.
This screening will be especially applied for people who aim at posts dealing with:
- Dangerous, classified or high risk information
- The elderly, the sick and the vulnerable [animals, children and so on] of society
- Posts which require a high level of self control and balanced temperament
- High physical risk
- High emotional stress-risk
Character traits that we seek to identify as CWB are as follows:
- Overt caution
- Overt risk taking