SkillCheck is excited to announce the release of Insight, our broad-based, generalizable personality solution.

Will they work hard? Can they operate as a part of a team? Do they perform well under pressure? 

These might be some of the questions recruiters find themselves asking about candidates as they look to make hiring decisions. While a candidate’s skills and experiences are important, these are only a part of the picture. Their behavioral styles, tendencies, and preferences are as unique as they are and impact important outcomes like job performance and turnover. The combination of these behavioral aspects, which is universally referred to as personality, can predict how successful a candidate will be and how well they’ll fit with your organization. For this reason, SkillCheck, part of Symphony Talent, is excited to introduce Insight, our broad-based, generalizable personality solution.

The personality dimensions measured by Insight are based on the five factor model (FFM) of personality and the wealth of associated research accumulated over the past half century. Thirteen dimensions are measured, 10 aligning with the FFM, and three additional dimensions focused on leadership-aligned styles. These 13 dimensions combine to form a holistic view of what we believe to be the most important traits for predicting and understanding future workplace behaviors and performance. The Insight framework allows organizations to configure behavioral profiles (i.e., subsets of Insight dimensions) to zero-in on important dimensions that can align with jobs (e.g., customer service representatives, front-line managers) and even value frameworks or competency models. All this while administering a consistent, standard tool across all configurations allowing for quick and easy implementation that is tailored to each organization.

​These configurations can be developed and implemented a number of ways based on the best approach for your organization. Behavioral profiles can be created from empirical data collected at your specific organization. Procedures like job analyses and validation studies provide us with an understanding about which dimensions are most important for predicting performance in your organization. These types of approaches, however, aren’t always feasible, which is why we also offer off-the-shelf configurations for typical roles based on O*NET  Work Styles data. Our current set of off-the-shelf solutions includes six profiles (ranging from entry-level to healthcare).

​Not only is Insight a psychometrically-sound measure of important work-related personality traits, but it was explicitly developed for a highly engaging candidate experience. The user interface of the assessment is a mobile-first design and borrows navigation and gestures from popular mobile applications to ensure quick and easy completion no matter the candidate’s device. Everything from the instructions to the item response process is highly engaging and user friendly leading to a quick and efficient assessment process that only takes about 10 minutes to complete.

​Contact your account manager or our sales team  today to learn about how Insight can help your organization simultaneously engage candidates while providing recruiters with the data they need to make effective hiring decisions.