Risk Assessment (integrity)
The Risk Assessment provides insight into a person’s personal characteristics, potential and ability to change. However, the focus is on possible derailments: these can occur when someone comes under pressure, or is faced with difficult dilemmas. Integrity is an important factor in this regard.
- Focus on personality, motives and personal history
- Insight into possible derailments: the ‘dark side’
- Including an in-depth interview and Dilemma test
Managers and professionals who fulfill key positions within an organization have a great impact. They are important catalysts when it comes to realizing the desired culture and guaranteeing the integrity of actions. In most cases this works well in terms of competences, knowledge and skills.
Success and failure depend much more on someone’s personality, motives and personal history.
Risk of derailment under pressure
How sensitive is someone to stress? How does someone reason and decide when under a lot of pressure, e.g. due to a workload or from others who exert personal pressure? What happens when an emotional appeal is made to someone? Does the person know how to keep moving forward when put under pressure by management or by a customer?
The participant goes through a number of capacity tests and personality questionnaires. The Hogan Development Survey is also included. It provides insight into possible ‘derailments’, into the ‘dark side’ of the personality. This concerns behaviour that is functional and completely permissible and honest under normal circumstances, but which can turn into extremes and thus become dysfunctional, especially in tension situations.
Dealing with dilemmas
The dilemma test is based on a phase approach. You cannot tell whether someone is honest or not. In the dilemma test, the participant is asked to indicate how he or she would act in a number of moral dilemmas and what considerations play a role in this. This allows for the principles that guide a person in dealing with ethical dilemmas are mapped out.
The core of the Risk Assessment is a very extensive and in-depth interview. In the first part, the psychologist discusses motives and incentives and the personal path that the participant has followed up to that point. The second part focuses specifically on integrity, and takes place on the basis of a tried and tested pattern developed by LTP.
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