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Introducing the New EPP

Written by Josh Millet

We're excited to unveil a new and improved version of our Employee Personality Profile, our most popular general personality test. Below is the email communication we sent to our customers, which details some of the improvements we've made. All of the information contained on the old EPP report will still be there, but we've made some big improvements that we think will really make it easier to get job-specific insights into what the report is saying about a candidate's suitability for a particular job.  Here's an excerpt from the email describing the specific changes:

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Tomorrow we will release an exciting upgrade to one of our most popular personality tests, the Employee Personality Profile (EPP). The enhanced version of the EPP will be available to all HireSelect subscribers, and includes the following enhancements:

12 traits instead of 10. In addition to the ten existing traits, we've added two new ones: Openness and Stability. These are two of the "Big Five" traits that will already be familiar to HireSelect users who use the Criteria Personality Inventory (CPI). Detailed descriptions of these traits are on the sample score report for the enhanced EPP.

Redesigned  score report. We updated the graphics and layout of the EPP score report to make it cleaner and more intuitive.

Job-specific benchmarks.  The most important improvement is that we've added a series of job-specific benchmarks to the EPP score report.  These benchmarks suggest how closely someone's personality profile fits with each specific job.  Each benchmark includes suggested score ranges for 4-6 traits relevant to performance and job fit for a particular position.  Individuals are assigned a "job match" score for each position based on how closely their trait scores compare to the benchmark.  These benchmarks are based on composite profiles we created through validity studies and by analyzing hundreds of thousands of EPP results.  By clicking on the position for which a candidate is applying, you'll get an indication of how closely a candidate's personality profile matches the typical profile for people who are successful and comfortable in a given position.

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If you're interested in reading more about the new EPP, and checking out a sample score report, click here.

Josh Millet

Written by Josh Millet

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