Professional Profile 2 which is also known as PP2 is a psychometric test which assesses the personality of an individual. This test will analyze the traits of an individual which influence his/her behavior and performance at work. The analysis is scientifically accurate, valid and is based on the recent method in psychometrics. Professional Profile 2 measures 14 sets of dimensions which are opposite in nature like flexibility vs firmness, introversion vs extraversion etc. This results in getting an analysis of 28 personality traits and how it affects our motivation for work.
The reason behind having a two-dimensional approach is that it reflects the subtle nature of personality. As personality traits lie on a spectrum, it is better to give two-dimensional rather than one-dimensional approach. This also gives an insight into the aspects of an individual’s motivational level. This assessment uses ipsative question structure and Thurstonian IRT model of analysis to reduce or minimise the aspect of social desirability. This also increases the validity and reliability of the assessment and makes it a good tool to assess the personality of individual.
Professional Profile 2 also meets the criteria established by the European Standing Committee on Test and testing. This the psychometric criteria. And this assessment has been registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). This assessment is available in different languages like English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Hindi, etc. It has 112 questions and it almost takes 12-15 minutes to complete the assessment. This assessment is for the audience which falls under the category of graduates, intermediate-level professionals, and middle management.
The advantages of taking this assessment are that it helps in identifying the personality, motivation, values, and behavior in a single assessment. This gives a holistic insight about an individual which will definitely help in his/her work. It has a referential of 138 groups of professions which makes it a standard. The report provided is very easy to understand and it doesn’t contain any psychological jargon. The analysis is based on the profile matching with nine work-focused personality types and twenty-two competencies.
This assessment is internally recognized with the British Psychological Society. This assessment can be used alongside TalentMap module to match the suitability of the candidate with sales and management skills. This assessment gives an insight into the way in which a candidate will behave and interact with others. This will help the recruiters to get an understanding of the personality of the potential candidate and whether he/she can be a good fit for the company or not.
The competency framework of this assessment allows the recruiter to compare the skills of the potential candidate with the skill required for a particular position. This can become more accurate by incorporating own job referential or competency framework which will ultimately give a more accurate fit with job position. The two-dimensional approach will provide a better understanding of the strengths and areas of improvement for the candidate. This will also be used to establish better training programmes which ultimately enable organizations to develop their people.