1. MBTI
  2. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a well researched personality type inventory, first developed in the USA in 1944 (subsequently researched and developed further over more than 50 years to its current application), by a mother/daughter team (Katherine Briggs and Isabel Myers). The basis of this inventory was the personality and behaviour theory developed by Carl G. Jung (1875) an Austrian psychologist.

    The MBTI has been used over the last 60 years internationally, and is accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa as a valid and reliable instrument, guided by clear ethical principles. It is useful to organizations in determining “correct-fit” candidates when intending to employ or promote personnel. The MBTI can assist with:

    • Identification of leadership style, developing individual potential, and assessing a person's abilities to manage stress.

    • Assessing potential for success in various positions within organizations. A match is obtained with those profiles of employees who are most successful and satisfied in their careers (this information has been obtained from wide ranging surveys done in the US, covering thousands of employees)

    • Team-building: by enabling team members to understand each other and their team dynamics, thus assist with conflict-handling and improving communication, by the understanding of different styles inherent within the team, enhancing team problem solving, valuing diversity and resolving conflicts.

    • Assisting in the understanding of responses to change, team dynamics operating within a specific organisational culture.

    • Where there is potential, developing selling and influencing skills.

    • Improve motivation by greater self-understanding

  3. Aptitude Test Battery
  4. The HSRC developed the South African Aptitude Tests in the 1970's, also registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. These tests can be used to determine broadly the potential an individual has for various different career options. The test battery includes mechanical, spatial, verbal, language and general alertness assessments. The test battery is useful when deciding on a career choice.

  5. Cognitive Reasoning Assessment
  6. The Mental Alertness test was also developed by the HSRC in 1972, and is listed as a valid and reliable assessment tool with the Health Profession Council of South Africa. It is a particularly useful tool in assessing a person's level of mental efficiency and ability to grasp new concepts in a short space of time. This instrument has broad uses in any organisation, but may be particularly useful in determining potential among young adults and new entrants, especially for positions in accounting, general administration as well as call centre.

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