Character Foundations Assessment™

During times when huge corporations go bankrupt overnight, financial institutions are bailed out by the government, and corporate leaders are summoned to government institutions to explain themselves, it is clear that traditional methods for selecting leaders and developing employees are failing. Current assessments measuring cognitive abilities, attitudes and personality are no longer sufficient.

The Character Foundations Assessment™ is a new psychometric tool that measures the fundamental characteristics essential to success that most other assessments do not address.

The Character Foundations Assessment™ is a new psychometric tool that measures the fundamental characteristics essential to success that most other assessments do not address. These characteristics, called virtues, act as the foundation that supports everything else: e.g., personality, competencies, cognitive abilities, and attitudes. Without addressing these foundation virtues, fundamental transformation cannot occur and most people will revert to their old ways, no matter how many traditional assessments you use and how much technical or skills training you provide. The Character Foundations Assessment™ helps diagnose the strength of your personal values foundation and provides a blueprint to strengthen the infrastructure of one’s character.

Potential uses of the Character Foundations™ Assessment:

  • Individual coaching and development
  • Pre-employment selection
  • Support for promotion decisions
  • Team development
  • Career counseling
  • Culture transformation

The Character Foundations Assessment™ measures five fundamental concepts critical to success:

  1. Integrity
  2. Vision
  3. Purpose and drive
  4. Responsibility and the ability to achieve results
  5. The ability to inspire others
The Character Foundations Assessment™ report quickly identifies an individual's strengths and development opportunities.

The Character Foundations Assessment™ is a psychometric tool validated to measure the critical virtues and character strengths that help individuals succeed, both in the work environment and in their personal life. As a result of our differing backgrounds and life situations, we all have virtues in which we are strong and others that need development. The Character Foundations Assessment™ report is designed to quickly identify these strengths and developmental opportunities.

The Character Foundations Assessment™ report is divided into three parts. First there is a summary section that includes an intuitive and easy to interpret graphical display of the results. Next is a detailed report that includes results for each virtue and descriptions of strength and weakness in each virtue.

The Character Foundations Assessment™ has been developed in full accordance with the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (1999).

The Character Foundations Assessment™ is comprised of 112 multiple-choice and 24 forced-choice questions and usually takes about 35 minutes to complete on-line.

Results can be delivered several ways, reflecting the needs of the respondent and the company providing the assessment. Additional professional overviews or verbal consultations with highly-qualified Certified Peirce Group consultants are available at extra charge.

Contact us today, to learn more about the effectiveness of character and virtues-based assessment.