echelon managing director Aaron John is a fully trained Thomas International Practitioner, qualified to undertake Thomas Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) which is used for a variety of purposes including recruitment, retention, development, management, career guidance, benchmarking, appraisal and team audits.
PPA, which takes just eight minutes to complete, provides an accurate insight into how people behave at work, detailing their preferred workplace behaviours and helping individuals to become more aware of their own work style and that of others.
It gives employers a greater level of certainty when recruiting, identifying where to maximise their learning and development budget, and understanding where to boost morale to avoid staff turnover, as well as enabling them to spend less time managing underperformers and focus more time on those who will truly drive the business forward. It can also be used to build teams, identifying people with different work-based behavioural profiles that can complement each other and help team members to understand how their colleagues work.
Aaron has worked with organisations including Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and Croydon Council to use PPA to help with the recruitment process. He worked with Crawley Council to build a new asset management team, using PPA to give team members an understanding and appreciation of the people that they would be working closely with. He has also used PPA to bring together teams in new contractor-client relationships, helping them to be self-aware and to learn how to work collaboratively for a successful outcome for both parties.
“Using the Thomas Profile, we were able to obtain a greater understanding of what makes us all tick and why we had some of the conflicts and roadblocks that were ultimately affecting delivery. It was a very rewarding and effective exercise that helped the team develop and grow.”