Our In-House Personality Test
What is the in-house personality test?
MatcHub’s very own in-house personality test offers a comprehensive and efficient assessment tool that provides insight into the candidate’s personality, behaviours and work styles. This valuable information aims to empower both the employer and candidate to make well-informed hiring and application decisions, improving the potential for the best cultural fit.
Why measure personality traits and work styles?
We strongly believe in a holistic approach when it comes to the recruitment process to allow not only the relevant hard skills to be accounted for, but also the soft skills like communication and conflict resolution to be taken into consideration to improve job matching outcomes.
Personality Traits We Measure
Openness to experience
People who are open to experiences tend to enjoy things that are new, different or exciting. Being extremely curious, they tend to embrace novel ideas and seek fresh experiences. They are adventurous, imaginative and open-minded. These people also often excel at making connections between seemingly unrelated concepts or ideas. This trait has also been shown to be linked to creativity, which may explain why high scorers of this trait tend to pursue creative projects and partake in creative hobbies.
On the other hand, those who score lower on Openness to experience may prefer routine tasks and tradition. They find solace in familiarity, which may lead them to avoid big career shifts in favour of stability and comfort.
Extroverted individuals are outgoing, enthusiastic and are often comfortable with being in the spotlight. They are full of energy and enjoy interacting with others, which allows them to quickly grasp the social and power dynamic of any situation. Extroverts are also typically assertive and optimistic and may use these strengths to facilitate their leadership abilities.
Those who score lower in Extraversion tend to value their alone time to recharge and may appear less exuberant or energetic to others. Since they require less external stimulation than extroverts, they tend to keep to themselves more often and work well independently.
People who are conscientious are organised, disciplined and diligent. They tend to be good at self-control and regulation. Dependable and responsible, they take ownership of their work and complete their assigned tasks ahead of the deadline. As planners, they schedule their daily tasks and try to stick to a timeline to achieve both long- and short-term goals. However, very high scorers can also tend to be perfectionists and workaholics, and should also learn to strike a work-life balance.
On the other hand, those who score lower in Conscientiousness may make decisions on the fly and can be seen as spontaneous or even impulsive. Their productivity may come in bursts of inspiration instead of following a strict schedule. They are also less fixated on deadlines and may prefer to look at the big picture instead of focusing on intricate details. They may be more suited to workspaces that rely on creativity and improvisation.
People who are flexible willingly embrace changes and are quick to adapt when thrown into a new or evolving situation. They are always on the lookout for alternative ways to approach a problem and are comfortable in changing their interaction style to suit different occasions. People who are flexible also enjoy working in an ever-changing environment.
On the contrary, those who score lower in Flexibility tend to lean towards consistency, predictability and stability. They may view constant changes as disruptive to their schedule and may thus prefer a more routine-based role in their workplace.
People who are proactive take charge and make things happen. In a work environment, they ask questions and suggest ideas. They tend to anticipate and prepare for potential challenges. Instead of allowing circumstances to influence their actions, they would rather take action to dictate future outcomes. They see it as their responsibility to make improvements to the situation or project.
On the other hand, those who score lower in Proactiveness tend to be more reactive and would take action after something occurs. They may be quick at putting out fires and solving problems while readily following the instructions provided by their superiors.
Resilience refers to staying calm and positive under pressure, and remaining in control despite high levels of stress. High scorers of this trait tend to view challenges as opportunities for learning and growth. They would not shy away from projects that push their boundaries. The ability to stay focused throughout periods of high pressure allows them to persevere when pursuing long-term goals.
Those who score lower in Resilience may find it more difficult to cope or adjust when challenges arise. They may feel overwhelmed and dwell on their mistakes for a longer time, which may lead to a preference for a work environment with less risk and pressure.
Willingness to learn
Those with a high Willingness to Learn have a strong desire to improve themselves, be it in their work competencies or personal development. They feel responsible for their growth and would reach out to colleagues to ask for feedback. They are receptive to criticism and would use the advice given to sharpen their skillset. They are dedicated to active learning and would often think of how to improve themselves after receiving feedback.
On the flip side, those who score lower in Willingness to Learn tend to be less open to criticism, preferring to trust and rely on their own knowledge and decisions. They may prefer to complete assigned tasks without requiring excessive supervision.
People who score high in Entrepreneurial Spirit are passionate and enthusiastic. They understand their interests deeply and are energised by challenges that might come their way. They take calculated risks to and are able to be decisive and work autonomously. They execute their unique plans and are optimistic about all possibilities and outcomes.
However, those who score lower in Entrepreneurial Spirit tend to veer away from risks in their work, preferring stability and predictability. They may appear more realistic, preferring to work in well-established organisations, with well-defined hierarchical structures and procedures.
Working Styles We Measure
Conflict resolution is how candidates find peaceful solutions to disagreements in the workplace. The 4 conflict resolution styles we measure, namely Avoiding, Competing, Accommodating and Collaborating, vary along 2 axes: assertiveness and cooperativeness.
Communication styles show how candidates are most comfortable expressing themselves and engaging with fellow colleagues.
Preferring a fast-paced work environment means that candidates may enjoy high-performance expectations or constant activity at work. They work best under tight schedules and time crunches.
Being suited for a dynamic environment means that candidates enjoy working in an ever-changing work environment and being involved in various tasks that push their comfort zone.
If candidates like to work in teams, they may be cooperative and versatile. They listen well and tend to identify the work required and complete it together with your teammates. As for independent workers, they are motivated to complete tasks on their own, thus requiring less hand-holding.
Develop your self-awareness while employers gain a deeper understanding of your workplace preferences and motivations with our self-assessment.
Your self-assessment results will be generated into an online report which will be used in your job applications on our platform!
Through the insight provided by our personality test, coupled with the hard skills matching provided though our AI, MatcHub seeks to provide the most informed employer-candidate match.