What is PDA
PDA is a powerful tool that, through a simple, accurate and scientific method, allows discovering and analyzing the behavioral profile of individuals. It also allows you to evaluate the behavioral demands of a position and to generate detailed compatibilities applicable to different HR processes.
PDA is classified in the category of Ipsative tools of evaluation which are drawn to measure how the candidates prefer to respond to the problems, people, the rhythm of work and the processes.
It is administered online and delivers immediate results.
Through PDA you can obtain, quickly and online, a description of the behavioral profile of your employees and candidates.
PDA describes and analyzes in detail the behavioral profile of persons, identifies the leadership style, the decision-making style, the sales style, what motivates them successfully, the basic skills, strengths and weaknesses, the motivation level and the areas of development. Generates complete reports, written and charts, that help to enhance HR selection and development processes.
What does PDA measures?
It measures the Behavioral Profile of persons allowing them to describe and familiarize themselves in detail with their skills, strengths and areas for development.
PDA does not rate behavioral profiles as ‘’good or bad’’, but describes the behavioral characteristics of the assessed individual. When generating a Compatibility Studies between a Candidate / Employee and a position it simply describes and details the strengths and possible weaknesses.
It measures the sales skills of individuals, identifying how they generate new contacts, and how they relate and negotiate, how they close sales, how they follow up on customers, etc.
It measures the management skills of individuals, identifying how they make decisions, how they motivate others, how they lead, how they develop their team, etc.
5 Axes of PDA
PDA is based on a five-axis model measuring the following dimensions and their respective intensities:
- Orientation to results
- Orientation to people
- Orientation to details
- Conformity to rules
- Emotional Self-Control
The differentiation of PDA from other respective tools is the impression of high value’s information for interpretation, such as:
- Axis Intensity: Measures the intensity of each of the Behavioral Tendencies
- Profile Intensity: Measures how faithful is the person evaluated to their behavioral style. It helps to know the level of flexibility / rigidity of the person evaluated.
- Energy Level: Energy Quantum available by the person evaluated. It helps to know the level of Motivation and Stress
- Consistency Indicator: Measures the level of consistency and quality of the information
- Axis of Self-Control: The 5th Axis, which measures an individual’s ability to control their impulses and emotions, is strongly related to “Emotional Intelligence”.
The innovation of PDA lies in the development of ‘’Self-Control’’ parameter, adding substantially the ‘’Emotional Intelligence’’ in 4 classic axes so far that are taken into consideration by the respective psychometrical tools, for the creation of Personal Behavioral Profiles.
What are the areas of application of PDA?
- Recruitment and selection
- Leadership Development
- Team Integration
- Programs for young professionals
Special Reports of PDA
- Profile PDA Report
- Group Trend Report
- Job Fit Report
- Group Job Fits Reports
- Pre-defined Competencies