Category: Personality Assessment

A Simple Guide to Pre-Employment Assessments

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“Often the best solution to a management problem is the right person.” Edwin Booz Pre-employment assessments are tools to help companies select better hires. For over 50 years, companies have been using screeners and questionnaires to weed out potential bad hires and discover top candidates by assessing certain personality traits and skill sets during the… Read more »

Personality and Sales: Which Role is the Right Role?


Previously, we outlined Caliper’s extensive research in sales performance and the scientifically validated sales job models that emerged as a result. These Caliper Job Models are built from between five and nine core competencies, and each job model includes competencies related to success for a different type of sales role. Our previous post outlined each… Read more »

The Power is in Personality

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As candidates search for jobs, the most frequent request they get is to list their experience. How proficient are they at performing these particular job functions already? Before they even walk through the door, they’re asked to demonstrate the skills required for the role. But what if that isn’t the most important part? What if… Read more »

Personality Assessments: Are Your Candidates Too Worried About “Passing?”


Personality assessments are a key component of the interview process. Assessments provide objective criteria about a candidate’s personality traits and motivations, allowing for an unbiased view of how well a candidate will fit a specific role. For almost 60 years, the Caliper Profile has helped companies predict a candidate’s potential for success in a particular… Read more »

The Wrong Employee… or the Wrong Role?

The Wrong Employee… or the Wrong Role

Every office, warehouse, and production facility has one employee who takes up an inequitable portion of their supervisor’s time and effort. This employee may bring valuable knowledge and experience to the role, but they also cause frustration for management, and other team members, because they “just don’t get it.” What “it” is, varies from job… Read more »

What Makes a Personality Assessment Effective? [Infographic]

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Personality assessments are a valuable tool for your organization. Whether they help build internal teams or fill a vacant position, assessments can help uncover tendencies and motivators that are hidden beneath the surface. Your next personality assessment must provide valuable insight that can create a brighter path for your organization. However, they can be a… Read more »

This Personality Attribute Can Improve Sales Performance

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Warning: we’re going to begin with a Star Trek analogy, but then we’ll do a sports one. That should cover everybody, right? Even people who don’t care one bit about Star Trek (what!) know that Captain Kirk is a high-risk, high-reward type of leader and that Spock is his calm, logical sidekick. Spock may be… Read more »

The Caliper Essentials™ Report Suite is Now Live!

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Q: What’s better than a brand-new Caliper report that takes our leading-edge employee-assessment data and presents it in a pinpoint, practical, and easy-to-understand format? A: An entire report suite that takes our leading-edge employee-assessment data and presents it in a powerful, practical, and easy-to-understand format! From helping you select the best candidates, to supporting the… Read more »