ViewsOnYou is not a psychometric tool. It is a structured crowd-sourced profile of what people think of you, answering the key questions that hiring managers really want to know about both candidates and existing staff.
The behavioural traits that are measured on ViewsOnYou’s crowd-sourced profiles of how you work, think and interact with others, are a synthesis of what employers around the world look for. They are designed to avoid any overtly positive or negative associations, with NO scoring out of 10, and consequently, genuinely can't be gamed in any way.
Different traits are important for each and every role in each and every Company, and whilst a Company may exhibit a certain set of traits as part of their overall Culture, these may not be the ones they are looking to hire against for a given role.
Enhanced with real-world experience, each sliding scale synthesises the science behind:
- Over 20 personality and behavioural tests and models including OCEAN (the classic “Five Factor Model”), and incorporating both dark side traits and learning agility.
- The recruitment and talent management assessment criteria of some of the world’s leading companies.
- Confidential assessment criteria used by leading global executive search firms.
In terms of actual number of reviews, ViewsOnYou recommends a minimum of seven for each person. Note that individual biases are largely eliminated after just four reviews (see “Handbook of Research Methods in Personality Psychology” by Robins, Fraley & Krueger, 2007). The multiple-observer approach goes back to the origins of psychometric research, before the ‘black box’ approach of psychometric testing, and provides obvious links to the 360 review process seen as best practice by so many companies. Robins, Fraley & Krueger call this approach ‘highly effective’.
The ViewsOnYou 360 results, across all users, are also measured for the standard deviation of the spread of outcomes across each of the 23 metrics, and correlation scores between the metrics, and show that user profiles are both well distributed across the full spectrum of each trait, and the correlations between the traits are low, demonstrating that each of the 23 metrics measures a unique trait. By overlaying actual peer assessments of people with classical psychology research and practical experience and combining that with social media, supported by strong statistical analysis, ViewsOnYou delivers a powerful tool to both make recruitment and talent management more efficient and help users in their own careers.