Pre-employment Assessments
Select the best available applicants for every position!

Questions the Winslow Reports Answer

The Winslow Reports prepared on the behavior and attitudes of applicants will predict their probability of success in their position. The Winslow Assessment measures the 24 personality traits related to success, and the Winslow Reports present the assessment results in an easy to understand format. The scores the applicant receives on the Winslow Traits will provide answers to the following primary questions employers want to be answered:

  • Ambition: this trait score tells you if this person is a competitive, goal oriented person who has a strong desire to successful.
  • Self-confidence: tells you if the applicant has supreme confidence in him or herself and truly believes they have what it takes to be successful.
  • Conscientiousness: tells you if this person places the welfare of management and the organization before their own personal self-interest.
  • Coachability: will tell you if this person respects authority figures (their managers) and willingly accepts their leadership and direction.
  • Recognition: indicates if this person has an internal motivation to be seen as a desirable person and will act appropriately to receive recognition.
  • Trust: trusting individuals are not suspicious and defensive. They openly communicate and believe others are deserving of their trusting nature.
  • Flexibility: tells you if this applicant will readily adapt to the company’s methods of operation and decisions or be resistant and insist on their own.
  • Contentment: lets you know if this is a happy person with a positive disposition, rather than someone who is disenchanted with their life.
  • Responsibility: will this individual accept responsibility for the consequences of his or her words and actions or blame others instead.
  • Leadership: tells you if this individual believes they are a leader and if they enjoy managing, motivating and being responsible for others.
  • Sociability: discloses whether the applicant is a people-oriented extrovert or an introvert who focuses on “things” and avoids contact with others.
  • Exhibition: reveals if this person enjoys being the center of attention, someone who is entertaining, demonstrative and a pleasure to be with.
  • Nurturance: nurturing individuals are keenly aware of and sensitive to the emotional needs of others and readily respond with sympathy and support.
  • Alertness: measures the applicant’s inherent ability to learn quickly, understand complex situations and successfully solve problems.
  • Structure: indicates how organized their thinking, planning and actions will be. They will be highly mentally structured and disciplined.
  • Order: tells you if they will keep their physical surroundings, neat and orderly. They will have a place for everything and everything in its place.
  • Control: will determine if they are impulsive and talk or act without thinking, or someone who will control their impulsive behavior.
  • Sociability: will determine if they enjoy interacting with others and will be perceived as a warm and friendly person others enjoy being with.
  • Endurance: tells you if they have the inherent physical energy and persistence required to prospect, make presentations and close sales.
  • Assertiveness: enables individuals to persuade others to do what they want and to accept their recommendations; they make things happen.
  • Tough-mindedness: equips those who must sell to accept the rejection, disappointments and setbacks that are inevitable in sales situations.

Program Outline

Pre-employment personality testing services is one of, if not the most, important aspects of building and maintaining a successful organization. Research proves when a person fails in their career in more than 90% of the time that failure is directly attributed to some aspect of human behavior. Individuals do not usually fail because of lack of education, experience, training, or skills. They fail because their personality is not compatible to the behavioral requirements of their career. An organization can invest a significant amount of time and money creating products or services and a successful business. However, if the wrong applicants are hired it will fail or at best, never achieve its potential. The Winslow Applicant Selection Reports will significantly increase the probability that applicants you hire will be successful and achieve their maximum potential in your organization.

The Winslow Internet Assessment System

The Winslow Applicant Selection Program is an Internet-based system to measure the personality, behavior and attitudes of applicants for positions and provide feedback to organizations on the applicant’s probability of success in a specific position. The user-friendly system enables organizations to administer their assessment activity and have total control over the process. Winslow Research will train one or preferably two employees of the organization to be the Winslow Reports Administrator. In just a few hours, these individuals will be competent to serve as the Internet Webmaster for the organization. Following are the procedures, features, functions and components of the System.

  • Private Winslow Website: at no fee to your organization, a secure Internet Website will be created to manage your assessment activity.
  • Position Analysis: the first step is a formal or informal position analysis conducted by Winslow Research, at no fee to the client, to determine the behavioral requirements for each of your applicants positions.
  • The Assessment System and Process: the applicant selection assessment process is a user-friendly four-step procedure.

The Winslow Internet System enables you to purchase Profile Passwords electronically using a bank account or any credit/debit card. Discounts are offered when quantities of Passwords are purchased. When purchases are made, the Passwords are immediately placed in your “Available Passwords” account.

When you want to assess an applicant you go to the “Activate Assessment Password” function on your Winslow Website. Basic information is entered to identify the Participant. The PCS Position of the applicant is selected. The System sends a form to the printer with the participant’s name, password and directions for completing the Profile. An email with this information can be sent to the applicant.

To make certain the applicant is the person who completes the Profile, applicants should be monitored in the client’s offices. The Profile takes less than one hour to complete and contains special control question to determine if the participant’s answers are both accurate and objective. The System will not produce a Report when results are invalid. Approximately 30% of the applicants will have invalid results on their first assessment and must retake the Profile. This happens because some applicants give answers they think will provide desirable results. Others unintentionally exaggerate their answers because of a strong ego.

Reports are available immediately to management when the applicant has accurate and objective assessment results. There are four versions of the Winslow Reports. The Executive Report contains a Personality Profile displaying the 24 trait scores and a Position Compatibility Form. When applicants are hired, the Manager’s Report is given to the manager of the employee and the Participant’s Report is given to your new employee. The PCS Summary Form is placed in the applicants file. (Please refer to all versions of the Winslow Reports).

Decision to Hire an Applicant: The Position Compatibility Summary (PCS) Form presents the assessment data and behavioral requirements for each applicant on one color-coded page. The PCS Form compiles the results of a comprehensive, sophisticated assessment system into an easy to interpret document that simplifies the selection process. Management can then establish the cut-off” point on qualifying scores to determine whether applicants should be offered a position. The four major considerations are the “Participant’s Net PCS Score,” the number of “Concern Trait Scores,” any negative “Trait Group Scores,” and the “Key Characteristics” score.  

Most of our clients utilize the Winslow Reports for both Applicant Selection and Employee Development. Reports on current employees are most valuable because employees are usually the greatest asset of most organizations. Anything that can be done to preserve and enhance that asset should be done. The Winslow Employee Development Reports will enhance the performance of current employees and reduce personnel turnover. The Winslow Applicant Selection Reports will enable your organization to hire the best available applicants.