personality profiling to test cultural fit as part of job application

Personality Assessments

In-depth insight into your candidate's key motivators and personality traits

Do you want to know more about your candidate's work style preferences?

Contact Caroline Macklin today about using Personality Assessments as part of your recruitment process.

Job performance is often dependent on personality traits such as a candidate’s drive and motivations, adaptability, or how they gel with your team or organisation. Assessing a candidate’s personality traits helps you to predict performance and future potential in a specific job and organisation.

Personality profiling is a scientific method of determining human personality characteristics and establishes person-job fit across the talent management life cycle. The personality assessment establishes a candidate’s strengths and potential weaknesses, key work styles and motivations. Collins McNicholas can develop a bespoke report for the employer based on the specific role/department within 24-48 hours of the candidate completing the personality test.

Personality Assessments can also assess a candidate’s Emotional Intelligence, which includes how well a person can understand their own feelings and emotions as well as those of others and how well a person manages their relationships with others. Collins McNicholas can provide an in-depth report indicating the degree to which a candidate’s particular combination of personality traits might be predictive of a range of social and emotional competencies, further helping the employer with the decision-making process.

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Client Testimonials

– Julie Flanagan, Director, Clear Strategy

“Collins McNicholas Occupational Psychology Team have worked with us since 2017 providing assessment solutions in a timely and efficient manner for our recruitment needs. The team are exceptionally responsive and can always be relied on to deliver quality service. Psychometric assessments have added remarkable value to our process helping achieve the right cultural fit for our organisation.”

– Sarah Kinsley, Global HRIS & HR Generalist, Transitions Optical

“Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group administered online personality assessments to a number of individuals who were shortlisted for a Director level position here in the Cork Institute of Technology. As per our request, they supervised these assessments in their Cork office and provided all of the materials required. We received written custom reports within 24 – 48 hours of the assessments being completed. The personality assessment added colour to the interview process and offered a deeper insight into the candidate’s preferred style of working. The process certainly helped achieve the right cultural fit for us”

– Ann Sheehan, Munster Technological University

Find out more about Personality Assessments from our People Consulting Team


When to Use
  • In recruitment and selection, to identify the best fit candidates

  • In team building, to improve team collaboration and performance

  • In development, to identify key strengths and development needs

  • In succession, to identify top performers and develop future leaders

  • During transitions, to facilitate redeployment and restructuring

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  • Bespoke report developed within 24-48 hours of completion

  • Off-the-shelf reporting options also available, e.g. leadership derailers, competency report

  • Computerised Web-based application, overseas/out of reach candidates easily assessed

  • It can be unsupervised/supervised​

  • Provides consistency score on candidate’s responses

  • Offered in 39 languages​

  • Reviewed by the British Psychological Society, Psychological Testing Centre

  • Feedback delivered to all candidates upon request​

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Blogs on use of Personality Assessments for Personality Profiling

Read further advice on the use of Personality Assessments by our Occupational Psychology Team