WhoCo’s work style questionnaire is based on the Big Five traits, also known as the five-factor model. These are a comprehensively researched and published set of traits evaluating stable, individual differences in work style.

What does this mean for hiring managers?
The work style dynamics of your existing team and the relative strengths and challenges of integrating a new team member are foundational components to successful hiring and onboarding. Our work style questionnaire measures the most researched, validated model of work styles available, the “Big Five” traits, and maps out your current team members, as well as a given applicant, on each trait. Key visuals and detailed narrative will help you better understand your current team and anticipate how potential hires will interact and complement the group in place. You should treat the person-team results as one lens, along with skill fit and person-organization fit, to inform hiring decisions.

What does this mean for candidates?
Imagining how you fit into a new team is both exciting and daunting. Understanding the dynamics of an existing team and the relative strengths and challenges you bring provides a great foundation for successful onboarding and team fit. Our work style questionnaire measures the most researched, validated model of work style available, the “Big Five” traits, and maps out your work style and that of people on teams you may be interested in joining, giving you a sense for what being a part of the different teams might be like. Clear visualization and narrative will help you better understand the existing group and anticipate how to best complement them and contribute. To be sure, we don’t prescribe hiring decisions based on work style results, instead they are provided as one lens, along with skill fit and person-organization fit, to inform applying, hiring, and onboarding for applicants and teams.
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