Work Preferences Profile

Work preferences represent the extent to which an individual derives satisfaction from engaging in different tasks. For example, some people are more satisfied working outdoors, while others are happy to sit at a desk.

Research indicates that job satisfaction is directly influenced by the degree of match between individual vocational preferences and specific job requirements (i.e. job fit).

Individual work preferences and job satisfaction

Hiring people whose work preferences match a job’s requirements can significantly:
  • Increase satisfaction
  • Increase productivity and
  • Decrease employee turnover.
The Onetest Work Preferences Profile (OWPP) assesses individual work preferences across the following eight areas, encompassing tasks that occur across a broad scope of occupational roles:

Quantitative Working with numbers, data, and numerical concepts
Investigative Processes of reasoning, research, and scientific enquiry
Clerical Administrative responsibilities and clerical tasks
Manual Performing work tasks with the hand
Interpersonal Involvement and interaction with other people
Creative  Innovation and creative / artistic expression
Selling  Promotion or sales of products or services
 Mobile  Work performed outdoors, movement between places of work

People completing the Onetest Work Preferences Profile are asked to indicate their preference for one of two tasks in a series of questions. Analysis across all items is conducted to identify their job preferences.

Each individual’s job preferences are compared to a position profile, completed online by a supervisor or the position incumbent, and an overall match classification is calculated. The higher the percentage match, the more likely the individual will ‘fit’ the requirements of the job and be satisfied at work.

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Test Summary

Test Onetest Work Preferences Profile (OWPP)
Measures Job Fit
Predicts Job Satisfaction
Use Primary assessment. Screen all applicants. All industries. All roles, but particularly useful for entry level or where the applicant has no experience in the role.
Questions 84
Time 15 minutes (untimed)
Comparison Group
Specific Position Profile
Platforms
Onetest Assessment Management System
Case Studies

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