Employee Personality Profile (EPP)


  • Achievement
  • Competitiveness
  • Conscientiousness
  • Extroversion
  • Openness
  • Patience
  • And more!
score report for EPP

About the EPP

The Employee Personality Profile measures a candidate’s personality and interaction preferences. The EPP allows you to anticipate workplace behaviour by understanding personality and preferred interaction styles. This assessment helps you to predict on-the-job behaviour and role fit. Gain valuable insights into how well each person’s personality traits match the traits associated with success in a particular job family.

This untimed 140-item questionnaire measures the twelve personality traits that are most predictive and relevant to job performance. On average, the questionnaire takes candidates about 10 minutes to complete.

Personality Tests Predict Success

Personality tests help to predict job fit and comfort in the role. People with a strong job fit are more at ease and more likely to excel at their work. The EPP helps you know what new hires will be like before they start.

We already know that the best predictor of future job performance is a person’s level of cognitive ability. But this predictive strength can be undermined if your new employees don’t have the right personality for the role and won’t feel comfortable on the job.

The Employee Personality Profile (EPP) is a quick, simple – and uncannily accurate – assessment of how a person will behave and interact in the workplace. It’s based on the “Big Five” or “Five Factor” model of personality classification and measures 12 traits: Achievement, Assertiveness, Competitiveness, Conscientiousness, Cooperativeness, Extroversion, Managerial, Motivation, Openness, Patience, Self-Confidence, and Stress Tolerance.

It gives you invaluable information about how a person will behave if you hire them and helps you to understand how well their personality fits the role requirements.

Compare Candidates Against Job-Specific Profiles

See how well your candidates’ traits compare with job success profiles.

Looking for a patient and reliable customer service representative? Need an intellectually curious analyst who loves solving problems? Or a cooperative and conscientious administration assistant?

The EPP gives you a clear and reliable picture of how your candidates prefer to behave and interact at work, which is critical information for every role. It gives you a high-level snapshot of each candidate across the 12 personality traits, so you know what to expect when you hire someone.

On top of this, the assessment also tells you how well their personality traits match the traits of successful performers across particular job families or groups. We’ve created position-specific benchmarks by analysing data across tens of thousands of people, and the EPP report indicates how well each candidate’s personality traits match the selected benchmark. This means you can see at a glance how well suited they are for a role and also identify any gaps or areas for future development.

Identify Employees Who Are More Likely To Be Successful

When employees have a good job fit, they’re more likely to excel. It’s no surprise that when people enjoy the kind of work they do, they’re more likely to be engaged, successful and productive. So, when their traits match the traits that are linked to successful performance in a role – such as competitiveness, achievement and extroversion for sales roles – they’re going to feel more at ease and comfortable in their job. In turn, this leads to:

  • Higher productivity

  • Reduced turnover

  • Improved retention

  • Reduced hiring costs

Simple, Useful Score Reports

Each candidate’s report indicates their overall fit with the selected job family, and a score breakdown for each of the 12 traits assessed by the EPP. You can also see how well their individual traits match against the trait profiles of a particular job family (shown in green).

Suggested Interview Questions

Based on each candidate’s responses and the benchmark selected, the report also includes a set of tailored behavioural interview questions to help you better understand their personality and how they’ve approached different situations and challenges in the workplace.

Scientifically Validated

Personality has been extensively validated as highly predictive of job performance.

The EPP has been rigorously validated to ensure that it accurately and reliably assesses personality and predicts performance on the job. As well as being based on the widely respected “Big Five” model of personality, we’ve also compared it with numerous measures of personality characteristics and found it to have strong construct validity.

In addition, we’ve demonstrated the predictive validity of the EPP through the tens of thousands of test sittings and multiple validation studies that show significant correlations between EPP traits and performance on the job.