Workplace Productivity Portrait (WPP)
The Workplace Productivity Portrait is a personality assessment that is used to help predict whether an individual will be a conscientious, productive and reliable employee. It is used primarily for entry-level positions where rule adherence and trustworthiness are of primary importance. Like other integrity tests, the WPP can be used to predict overall performance as well as to screen out candidates judged to be more prone to possible disciplinary problems. The WPP measures four traits: Conscientiousness, Perseverance, Integrity/Honesty, and Attitudes towards Theft and Fraud. The first two traits (Conscientiousness and Perseverance) relate to a person’s likely work habits.
The latter two (Honesty and Attitudes towards Theft) relate to a person’s integrity and perceived risk of engaging in counterproductive work behaviors (CWBs) such as theft, time-wasting, and fraud.
The WPP is used to help predict the likelihood of a wide range of outcomes ranging from general reliability and rule-following to risk for counterproductive work behaviors such as theft or fraud. As such, while it can be used for many positions it is of particular utility for employers screening entry-level employees where attendance, trustworthiness, and work ethic are of great value.
Because of its emphasis on trustworthiness and rule adherence, the WPP is particularly popular with employers screening for positions where employees will be handling cash or inventory, sensitive data or working in a client’s business. The WPP is used widely as a selection instrument for positions such as retail store associates, cashiers, bank tellers, customer service representatives, production as well as a wide range of other entry-level positions.
An internal “faking” scale measures the extent to which a candidate is exaggerating strengths or minimizing weaknesses – and the scores of those applicants are automatically adjusted when appropriate.