How Thomas Profiling will help you find the best candidates

January 22, 2019 11:01 am Published by

Finding the best candidates can feel like an uphill battle. First, you have to go through the problem of finding candidates, then the issue of assessing if they are going to be a great fit with the role, team and company culture.

It can certainly feel like it would be easier to look into a crystal ball.

But, in today’s corporate world not hiring the best candidates is simply not an option for any business as they run the risk of losing their competitive edge very quickly; never mind all the extra costs they will continue to incur when they keep recruiting the wrong candidates.

These challenges are the exact reason why so many recruiters turn to personality profiling to assist them in not only first deciding what their ideal candidate looks like, but to also help find them.

At IMS one world, we too believe that you should never miss out on an opportunity to make better recruitment decisions, especially ones that provide a great return on investment.

We offer Thomas Profiling to our clients so that together we can assess a candidate’s strengths, limitations and drive, where they will excel, how they like to be managed and what motivates them to ensure that everyone has the fullest candidate profile to make the best-informed decisions.

In addition, Thomas Profiling provides our clients with the benefit of knowing their team’s learning and development needs, frustrations, weaknesses and strengths, so it can inform management, leadership, motivational and operational practices and development.

By utilising Thomas Profiling, our clients are able to achieve a reduction in staff turnover, an increase in productivity, reduced overall recruitment and training costs. Plus, staff recruited by the Thomas Profiling practice report feeling more engaged, understood, motivated and valued.

So, what actually is Thomas Profiling?

The Thomas Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) is a personality profile test developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s by Dr Thomas Hendrickson and is based on William Moulton Marston’s DISC theory.

Marston’s DISC theory was a behavioural assessment tool whose theory centred on the belief that our actions are based upon the emotions we feel when we are responding and interacting to supportive or hostile social environments.

There are a number of similar tools available. However, IMS one world chose to work with Thomas Profiling because it has been subject to rigorous scientific testing to determine its reliability and validity as a psychological assessment.

Thomas Profiling was registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) after it was audited against the technical criteria established by the European Standing Committee on Tests and Testing, part of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations.

Thomas Profiling offers a detailed report, delivering an accurate insight into how people behave at work. With the information provided on each candidate, our clients are able to focus their interview efforts on the right candidates and ask the right questions.

Thomas Profiling also highlights for our clients where to maximise their training and learning budget and gives them an understanding of which staff will truly drive their business forward, all whilst ensuring resources are focused on where it will boost staff morale to avoid staff turnover.

Ultimately, Thomas Profiling allows us to offer a greater level of certainty when recruiting and helps us find, secure and retain and the very best candidates for our clients. If you are looking forward to getting started with Thomas Profiling for your company’s recruitment process, contact IMS one world today by dropping us an email on

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