We offer a selection of personality-based assessments that are intended to assist auditors and other professionals in an organization to better understand your strengths and weaknesses. Unlike examination results that have a pass/fail result, the results from these assessments are used to better understand one’s self and may be used to develop individual performance improvement plans.
The suite of personal attributes assessments contributes to a cost effective personnel management tool that has the potential to lift an organization’s performance through the recruitment, selection and development of staff and teams.
Please note that fees are associated with each assessment. Details will be provided upon registration.
Work Style Assessment for Auditors
Exemplar Global’s new Work Style Assessment has been built by job experts and auditing professionals to reveal an accurate depiction of the strengths and weaknesses of auditing professionals.
Exclusively designed for Exemplar Global auditors by personality test experts TalentClick, the Work Style Assessment looks at an individual’s ability to demonstrate the personal attributes or behaviours expected of auditors, as outlined in ISO 19011:2011, clause 7.2.2. The assessment has been built by job experts and professionals in the auditing profession to determine what, in terms of personal attributes, separates the more effective and efficient auditors.
Highlights of the new Work Style Assessment for Auditors include:
- An accurate depiction of the strengths and weaknesses of auditing professionals.
- It takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
- There are no right or wrong answers. It’s all about understanding people better.
- A PDF report is generated and emailed to you within one hour of completion.
The Work Style Assessment for Auditors has replaced the PAAS Master assessment and fulfils the certification requirements for qualification and competency-based professionals. All applicants, except Provisional Auditor grade, are required to provide evidence they possess appropriate work values, style, and attitude attributes related to those defined in ISO 19011:2011, Guidelines for auditing management systems.
Please read the information below, which addresses some frequently asked questions regarding the Work Style Assessment.
What is the Difference Between the PAAS Master Assessment and the Work Style Assessment?
Many Exemplar Global certified auditors will be familiar with the PAAS Master Assessment. After careful review of the PAAS, we decided that the assessment no longer suited the needs of our professionals and we wanted to replace it with a tool that was targeted to the auditor role and offered our professionals a higher value of information.
We worked with industry experts and psychometricians to create this assessment, which is only for Exemplar Global certified auditors. It was important to us that each auditor received a full report once the assessment was completed. The result is a much more robust and accurate assessment than the PAAS Master Assessment.
How Does It Work?
To form the basis of the assessment, a team of job experts, auditing professionals, and psychometricians completed a job analysis and profile for each auditor role. Job profiling enables employers to develop a profile and description of the ideal candidate’s characteristics and workstyle for a specific position.
The results created a clear description of the traits and workstyles that will make a difference on the job and a set criteria for assessing a candidate’s “fit.”
What Attributes Are Assessed?
While there is one assessment, the report differs depending on the grade of certification. For example, all auditor grades receive one report, while lead auditors receive a different report. This is so the results are better tailored to suit the skill level of the individual auditor.
The assessment of all auditors (except lead auditors) is based on the following attributes:
- Positive attitude
- Aggression control
The assessment for lead auditors is based on the above auditor attributes, in addition to:
- Non dominant vs dominant
- Direct vs. empathetic
- Contented vs. achievement focused
- Spontaneous vs. regimented
- Reactive vs. calm
- Conventional vs. open minded
- Reserved vs. outgoing
What Is the Report Like?
Here are some examples of sample reports to give you an idea of what your report will look like.
How Do I Interpret the Results?
Your result for each attribute will be displayed on a scale. All results displayed inside the scale represent an acceptable benchmark.
However, if you receiver a result outside of the set benchmarks, you will receive a letter that suggests personal development training in certain areas. At the time of recertification, you will be required to complete the Work Style Assessment again.
How Do I Get Started?
Please contact your Exemplar Global scheme examiner to register for this assessment.
“I found taking the Work Style Assessment to be a positive experience, which gave me valuable insights into my personality traits as well as important observations about my work performance practices. The positive and developmental comments provided for each work style dimension assessed, helped me understand which aspects I needed to reinforce and which ones I needed to address.” – Tony Tripi
Risk Type Compass®
Exemplar Global have partnered with Psychological Consultancy Limited to conduct a job analysis survey in connection with the Risk Type Compass® assessment. The result is an auditor-specific Risk-Type assessment report.
The Risk Type Compass® is a personality based assessment focusing on differences in the way individuals perceive and handle risk and make decisions. Based on a robust and consensual core of global psychological research, it places individuals into one of eight easy to understand risk types.
Relevant across all industry sectors, the Risk Type Compass® has wide relevance within banking/finance, coaching, consulting, manufacturing, insurance and energy sectors. It pin-points differences in risk awareness and instinctive responses to risk that have important implications from the boardroom to the shop floor; for individuals, teams and throughout the organization. At the wider organizational level, it contributes to risk landscaping and risk culture surveys.
To register for an assessment, please email