Personality Assessments

Job performance is often dependent on personality traits such as a candidate’s drive and motivations, their adaptability, or on how they fit into your team or organisation. Assessing a candidate’s personality traits 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 assessment establishes a candidate’s strengths and potential weaknesses in relation to three broad domains: People and Relationships, Tasks and Projects & Drives and Emotions. Collins McNicholas develop a bespoke report based on the specific role/department within 24-48 hours of candidate completion.


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


  • Bespoke report developed within 24-48 hours of completion
  • Computerised Web-based application, overseas/out of reach candidates easily assessed
  • It can be unsupervised/supervised​
  • Built in response style validator
  • Offered in 39 languages​
  • Reviewed by the British Psychological Society, Psychological Testing Centre
  • Feedback delivered to all candidates upon request

Client Testimonials

“Collins McNicholas HR Services 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 in to the candidate’s preferred style of working. The process certainly helped achieve the right cultural fit for us”

– Ann Sheehan, Cork Institute of Technology

Find out more about Personality Profiling Assessments from our Assessments Coordinator, Mairead O’Reilly

Read our blog on Leadership & Personality Traits

Watch this video to better understand the assessment process and its benefits