Contractor turns to personality profiling in bid for success

Construction
contractor Connaught has adopted dating agency principles to make its
partnering contracts more successful.

The
company has employed the services of a consultancy to put all its staff
involved in the contracts through personality profiling tests to draw up a
database of qualities that help contracts run smoothly, reports Contract
Journal.

Profiling
is introduced at the start of a new contract, when staff from the client and
Connaught draw up a graph of the work required, and the personalities needed to
carry out the job.

More
than 70 staff have completed, or are going through, the process, and following
their assessments they undergo feedback sessions to discuss the findings.

Jackie
Ducker, director at Connaught, told the magazine: "The process has been
invaluable on long-term contracts where a member of the team leaves, and we
need to find the person with the right qualities to fill the gap."

By Mike Berry

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