The Hire Success Summary Report is a one-page report designed to provide a simple, yet information rich snapshot of an Applicant. It is designed to graphically represent as much data as possible so that the Interviewer can see key information at a glance.
The Summary Report is divided into two primary sections. The top section deals exclusively with the Applicant's Personality types while the bottom section provides information about 40 different Personality Traits found on the 20 different "Trait Scales".
The upper Personality section shows the Applicant's Name, Primary Personality Type, and the 5-Star Personality Confidence Factor. Below that the strength of each of the four Personality types are shown as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the stronger, or more dominant that Personality will manifest itself in day-to-day life. When percentages are very close together, the Applicant may draw from each of those that are close and be a bit more unpredictable. It is extremely rare to have all 4 types equal ("X" Personality), thus most people will have a "Dominant" or "Primary" Personality which will influence the way they will think and behave at work.
A bar chart graphic is also provided to provide a fast, visual representation of the various Personality strengths and allow the Interviewer to see the relationship between the 4 basic types. Just below the Personality strengths is information as to the number of adjectives the Applicant filled out on the Personality Profile Form. If any were skipped, it will be indicated here. If all were answered, it will show: "Applicant answered 100 out of 100 Questions.". This only becomes significant if the Applicant has not answered several questions, as the System will automatically enter the value of "3" for each question they did not answer. If very many are not answered, the accuracy of the test will be affected and caution should be exercised when interpreting the report.
There are two variations of this report. One is the "Standard" report, the other compares the Applicant to a pre-configured "Baseline" file. (See the section on Baseline Files for more information) In either case, the Applicant's strength of each Trait is displayed on a scale of 1-9. The number representing that Trait Scale is printed in the appropriate column to provide a more graphical representation of the results.
If the "Standard" report is selected, every other Trait Scale is lightly shaded in gray to help the Interviewer visually follow each Trait Scale accurately. If the "Baseline" version is used, the Gray shading is turned off and the Baseline Range of each Trait Scale is displayed with a yellow background. This provides a visual graphic of the Range that has been pre-determined by whomever developed the "Baseline" for the job or position for which the Applicant has applied. The Trait Scale Value will be printed as usual, but may appear within or outside of the Baseline range. This again gives the Interviewer a quick and easy way to visually assess where the Applicant is inside and outside of the baseline parameters.
At the right of each Trait Scale is the 5-Star Confidence Factor. Refer to the Trait Scales section for more details about these Confidence Factors.
Combined with the Trait Scale, the Interviewer has a considerable amount of information available on a single sheet of paper, or on the screen, to assess the Applicant's Personality information and the results of the Report.
At the top of the Trait Scale column, there is an "Overall Trait Confidence" Factor. This factor is displayed in Text in order to assure it is not confused with any of the Trait Scale Confidence Factors. The Overall Trait Confidence is determined by averaging the actual numeric value of each individual Trait Confidence Score and applying it to the same range criteria as the Trait Scales. Thus, the Overall Confidence may be "High" even if there are a few individual Trait Scales that show "Low" Confidence. Overall confidence of "Fair" and "High" are very normal. "Very High" is best, but is not as common since most Applicants will have at least a few Trait Scales with a lower confidence level. Remember, low confidence in a Trait Scale does not indicate the Trait is inaccurate, or even that the Applicant wasn't truthful, it only indicates that the Applicant described them self as having characteristics like those of the Traits on both ends of the scale, instead of just one. Again, refer to the Trait Scales section of this document for more information.