If you’ve been asked to complete Thomas assessments by a company you’ve applied to for a job, the company is focused on fitting the right people with the right roles.
Of course, they’ll be interested in your background, qualifications and previous experience – so they’ll want to make sure you are able to do the job.
But they’ll also be interested in recruiting people who ‘fit’ with their organisation. For example, if they are a fast-paced, dynamic business that operates with a flat management structure and few operating procedures, you’ll need to be comfortable in that environment. If you’re the type of person that thrives in a steady-paced role, where rules are set down and procedures are clear, you’re unlikely to be happy.
Similarly, the company you’re applying to might operate in an environment which requires a high attention to detail, adherence to strict guidelines and procedures, and where deviation from processes may result in the company being exposed to regulatory and media attention. If you’re the type of person who thrives in a creative environment, where you have the freedom to generate ideas and run independently with projects – would you be happy in this organisation?
In either case, you might accept the role but get frustrated and leave quickly. And that’s disappointing for both you and your new employer.
Remember, businesses use Thomas assessments to give them a greater level of certainty in their people decisions. Our clients tend to recruit the right people into the right roles – people who will ‘fit’ with their organisation.
Take a look at how to complete our key recruitment assessments: PPA