Imagine understanding each member of your team, and knowing what motivates them. Using personality profiles you are able to get your message across every time.
One of the greatest benefits of using profiling relates to the development of your team. It provides a useful aid for recruitment when used as part of an overall process. It is worth noting that twenty-five percent of the recruitment process should be underpinned by a psychological profile – the other seventy-five percent should be made up of an interview, past experience/CV, and qualifications.
Personality profiling is a tool used to provide insight into a person’s personal attributes, values, and skills in order to assist them with their performance and contribution to your salon. Questions in a personality profile are designed to explore your potential team member’s temperament, decision-making process, communication style and general attitude towards work. It is not a measure of intelligence or ability – but of behavior. eg can be used to assess what type of person you are or, more specifically, to determine your aptitude for a certain type of occupation or career.
Profiling provides a snapshot view of how your potential team member may react in certain situations. This is the behavior with which they are ‘comfortable’ and can sustain for long periods of time. It gives you an insight into how you can expect them to respond to situations.
The profile will also help you to understand the best way to manage and work with current and potential team members. It will also help with the individual’s development, choice of job role and their best fit within the environment. It provides a starting point for you to get the best out of a most expensive and valuable resource. In your salon, it’s the personality of your team and yourself that affect the day-to-day success of the salon. If the team doesn’t work well together or a manager is unable to motivate their team, then productivity and quality of service will suffer. The responses your potential team member gives to the questions in the personality profile will allow you to make predictions about how you will respond across a range of vastly different work-related activities.
The questionnaire is not a test – as there can be no right or wrong answer to psychological type. It is an evaluation of the individual’s habitual or typical way of dealing with the world.