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).
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:
||Working with numbers, data, and numerical concepts
||Processes of reasoning, research, and scientific enquiry
||Administrative responsibilities and clerical tasks
||Performing work tasks with the hand
||Involvement and interaction with other people
|| Innovation and creative / artistic expression
|| Promotion or sales of products or services
|| 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.
Watch this short video for an overview of the Onetest Work Preferences Profile.
||Onetest Work Preferences Profile (OWPP)
||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.
||15 minutes (untimed)
|Specific Position Profile
|Onetest Assessment Management System