Blue Collar Test

The person's values, reliability and emotional stability affect the work environment. The test is designed to reduce the risk of recruiting people with counterproductive behavior, those who create a bad mood, harass or steal from their workplace.

The ability and willingness to follow rules, norms and agreements.

Integrity is not just about moral and honesty. It is also about the will to keep agreements, to be conscientious, responsible and determined, while at the  same time being cooperative, honest and emotionally secure. You stand for what you have done.

Integrity

Focus on the individuals attitudes and values for his fellow human beings, his bosses or colleagues. Some of us see the relationship between people and groups as equal, while others see the relationships more from a hierarchical perspective, as over-or subordinate

Equality orientation describes people´s attitudes and underlying values toward their colleagues, superiors or their fellow man. Some regard the relationship between people or groups as equal. Some are more ”team-oriented” and look at their fellow man as an equal. These people seek active cooperation with others before making decisions. Others see relationships from a more hierarchical perspective, in which people are either superior or subordinate. These people have an easier time dominating or deciding for others based on the power of their higher position.


These types of values are important to make apparent to, for example, organizations which have their base in a strong set of morals, where it´s vital to share common and basic values. There are advantages and disadvantages with this deep-seated attitude towards one´s fellow man. At the management level it´s well appreciated if, for example, a manager allows co-workers to speak up and is ready to listen to their opinions. This is at least true when it comes to positive and simple decisions, like, for example, which coffee machine to have in the office, choice of decoration at a new location etc. 


It gets significantly more difficult for a team-oriented manager when they are going to make a negative decision, for example, if the company is forced to outsource large parts of their operations under strong opposition from co-workers. That would be much easier for a manager with a more hierarchical management style. It´s significantly easier for him to use the power of his position to make necessary decisions.

Equality orientation

How you handle stress and uncertainty, while maintaining a calm and stable mood

Emotionally stable people tend to be well-adjusted and generally function well in society. Conversely, people with different types of personal problems will also be more emotionally instable and often have difficulty adapting. Perhaps they´re depressed, nervous or anxious. These people often have a low scores on this factor. The correlation has been shown through several different research projects over the years.


People with a high score are emotionally stable. They are usually temperate, relaxed in social surroundings and don´t get easily upset or worried in social situations. This is obviously a factor for success in most professions, especially at the strategic level. The greater risk there is for insecurity and pressured situations at work, the more important it is to be emotionally stable.

Emotional stability

How open-minded to new ideas and abstract thoughts you are, if you like to reflect on ideas

Conscientiousness describes how focused the individual is on planning and reaching an established goal. It describes how conscientious, dutiful or diligent people perceive themselves in comparison with others.


In psychological research, in particular psychodynamic theory, it´s mostly about people with impulse control. Individuals with great self-control aren´t run by impulses. Instead they are planning, controlling, and well-organized, both in thought and in action. Sometimes the term is replaced with ”drive”, initiative, or power of action.

Conscientiousness

How responsive, accommodating and adaptable you perceive yourself

Agreeable people are usually considered as being friendly and easily garner sympathy. They have an ease for helping others, don´t seek conflict or confrontation. Basically, agreeable people are altruistic, ”warm” or cooperation-oriented, and expect others to act the same way toward them. Contrarily, people with a low score on this factor are often more confrontational, antagonistic or egocentric.


In a positive context they are most often more competitive. Of course friendly people are more popular and appreciated. On the other hand it´s not sure whether they are better at their profession. The will to stand up for their – or the company´s- interests, as well as being critical, skeptical and inquisitive. This can be valuable in, for example, negotiations or great restructuring projects.


People with a critical disposition, can also be better at rational analysis and calculating thought. They are more task- than people-oriented.

Social flexibility

How open-minded to new ideas and abstract thoughts you are, if you like to reflect on ideas

Persons with an open mind possess a vivid fantasy, are aesthetically oriented, and are in contact with their inner emotions. They are often curious with many areas of interest, such as history, politics and architecture in a mix. Recent research also indicate that open minded people are less prejudiced.


They are intellectually curious, less dependent on the opinions of others and more independent in their thinking. They more easily choose their own path, have no problem working with minority groups or individuals with diverse dispositions. They rather feel that it´s interesting to learn about how other people think and work.

Openess

The test consists of the following sections that describe each trait being measured.

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