Recent research clearly demonstrates that personality is a valid predictor of job performance. This predictive relationship is strengthened when the personality traits are tested by means of standardized instruments, and the unique personality requirements of the job have been accurately identified.

SavvyRecruiter utilizes the NEOIPIP personality inventory as its personality assessment module. This personality inventory reflects the five-factor model that is the current dominant approach for representing the human trait structure.

The model asserts that five basic factors describe most personality traits:

  • Extraversion
  • Agreeableness
  • Conscientiousness
  • Emotional stability
  • Openness to experience

Each of these factors is then broken down into six sub-factors, yielding a total analysis of 30 personality traits. Since research has indicated that these factors are related to job performance, vocational interests and personal values, this type of test is useful for obtaining a detailed assessment of normal personality for use in human resources development. The personality inventory sheds light on an individual’s strengths and limitations, and can be used to evaluate a candidate’s suitability for varied jobs with regard to interpersonal relationships, personal temperament and goal orientation.