Individual and Workplace Assessments
Tests and assessments can be used to evaluate an individual’s targeted characteristics, form conclusions, and guide the choices of follow-up actions. A psychologist may use specific psychometric assessments to clarify symptoms or coping style, arrive at a diagnosis, and select treatment or intervention plan that would be best suited to address a client’s psychological condition.
Ultimately, proper tests and assessments are important because they form the basis upon which critical decisions on an individual’s intervention, treatment, selection, and follow-up actions are made.
At Insight, we maintain a huge library electronic and hardcopy tests and assessments for a wide range of evaluative purposes.
THE SPECIFIC TESTS AND ASSESSMENTS WE OFFER:
- Personality, Management, And Inter-Personal Traits
- Accommodation and Return-To-Work After Injury or Illness
- Selection, Promotion, Position Re-Assignment, Outplacement or Job/Career Change
- Potential Barriers to Work and Relationships
- Psychological, Behavioural and Personality Disorders
- Post-Assessment Follow-Up Support Services
OUR PEOPLE, YOUR ADVANTAGE: Insight’s assessment team has worked extensively with organizations and individual employees to evaluate and develop the employees’ capacity to return-to-work, improve performance, pursue new and/or more complex work responsibilities, enhance their leadership and management skills, improve their interpersonal relations and communication abilities, change careers, maintain academic pursuit, and address personal difficulties.
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For employees at all levels, gaining a deeper awareness of their personality traits and tendencies can often help them to better understand their own needs and behaviours when it comes to communicating and relating with others, making decisions, motivation, or fulfilling certain tasks. This would no doubt aid in their efforts to become more effective not only in their work roles and relationships but also in their roles and relationships outside of work.
For managers and leaders, management and leadership styles and tendencies can be determined in multiple aspects including one’s ability to:
- tolerate ambiguity and make decisions in the absence of full information.
- supervise and motivate others.
- communicate effectively and relate positively to others.
- think and act creatively.
- adapt and lead competently through change.
- fulfill other management and leadership dimensions.
Our associates and therapists work actively with both the employer and the individual employees in assessing the employee’s traits and tendencies in a broad range of management, leadership, and inter-personal areas.
Team building workshops using Myers-Briggs, FIRO-B, and other tests to explore different personality traits and inter-personal tendencies can also be readily provided. In such workshops, employees learn not only about themselves but also their co-workers and how to best support, motivate, and work more effectively with individuals with different personality traits and inter-personal tendencies.
In many cases, an employee who is on an extended leave due to illness, accident, trauma, or other incidents would experience not only physical challenges but also psychological, cognitive, and/or general functioning effects.
Our therapists can provide assessments on:
- the types and extent of psychological, cognitive, and/or general functioning injuries experienced by the employee,
- how the injuries might affect the employee’s readiness to return to work, and
- the type of work accommodation that may be needed.
Our therapists can also provide therapy and support to the employee in dealing with the psychological effects and injuries so that they can be more ready and able to return to work. For employees with difficulty attending face-to-face therapy sessions, sessions can be facilitated through secured online counselling (real-time, secured video conferencing).
Insight partners with physicians and respected providers of disability management services, and together, we can properly assess and assist employees both physically and psychologically in preparing for their active return to work.
While the effectiveness and success of an individual in any position is impacted by many factors, an employer’s ability to determine whether an individual would have a higher likelihood of being successful in a particular type of position could be noticeably enhanced by gaining an awareness of whether the individual has the traits, aptitude, personality, and/or tendencies that would be needed to be effective in the position.
Our associates and therapists can assist employers in determining:
- A job candidate’s traits, aptitude, personality, and/or tendencies as they relate to those that would be needed to be effective in a particular type of position.
- A non-management or junior supervisory employee’s traits, aptitude, personality, and/or tendencies as they relate to those that would be needed to effectively take on management roles and responsibilities.
- An employee’s traits, aptitude, personality, or tendencies as they relate to those that would be needed to be effective in a different type of position to which an employer may wish to re-assign them.
For employees that have been outplaced or that are seeking a job/career change, our associates and therapists can assist them in examining the types of work or vocation that may be suited for them, in consideration of their traits, aptitude, personality, and/or tendencies. Our therapists can also support them in working through the emotional and psychological impact of job loss.
Barriers to work could manifest in an employee’s ability to function, reason, execute decisions or activities, learn and apply knowledge, communicate, regulate their emotion or behavior, or maintain a relationship with others. Our therapists can work actively with both the employer and the individual employee in determining the employee’s:
- Functional capacity – the individual’s capacity for social interaction, communication, reasoning with emotional information, executive functioning as well as barriers in these areas that could directly affect their employment success and sustainability.
- Possibility barriers – these may include developmental disability such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disability, or other disorders and issues (e.g. cognitive ability, memory problems, abstract reasoning issues, and common-sense reasoning, etc.) that may be inhibiting their capacity to interact, communicate, learn, focus, function, reason with emotional information, and more, that could in turn affect their learning, applications, and interactions at work.
For an individual that may be concerned with or may exhibit psychological, behavioural or personality disorders or functioning issues, our therapists can work directly with the employee to determine the presence and degree of the disorder or issue. Such issues may include:
- anxiety disorder
- bipolar disorder
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- personality traits such as histrionic, antisocial, borderline, paranoid, and schizoid disorders.
Such disorders and issues can most certainly inhibit an individual’s ability to function or interact effectively at work and at home, which in turn could threaten the individual’s employment stability, relationships, and/or learning capacity.
Upon the completion of testing and report preparation, our therapists would:
- Review the test results with the employee and explore the meaning and implications of the results on their work, relationship, and/or personal life.
- Explore with an employee seeking new job/career – careers, employment and/or education paths that may be suitable for them.
- Work with an employee with barrier(s) to work and relationships – to develop or enhance the needed capacity, skills, strategies, and/or accommodations to address or work with
- identified barriers.
- Work with an employee with psychological, behavioural and personality disorder – to establish a treatment plan as well as access appropriate therapy, treatment, and follow-up support.
Post-assessment follow-up support services such as career pathing, skills and competency enhancement, and/or therapy can be readily provided by Insight’s therapists and associates.
For employees with difficulty attending face-to-face therapy and follow-up sessions, sessions can be facilitated through Online Counselling (real-time, secured video conferencing).
Associates that can help:
Critical Incident Response, Grief and Loss, Harassment and Abuse, Leadership Development, Not-for-profit Management, Psychological Safety, Small Business Management, Work Performance
Critical Incident Response, Grief and Loss, Harassment and Abuse, Mental health issues, PTSD, Psychological Safety, Work Relationships, Workplace Wellness