Matching the right person with the right job or career significantly impacts both employee and employer. For the employee, finding the right individual-career match does not only impact the employee’s income, but also his/her social status, friends, family life, job and overall life satisfaction. For the employer, the appropriate employee/job fit leads to increased job satisfaction and morale, resulting in decreased turnover and increased productivity.1
Based on factor analytic research, psychologist J. L. Holland developed a six-factor model widely used today in career interest assessment. This model suggests there are six occupational environments and each of them is associated with a particular set of personal interests.
PsyMetrics' Career Success Predictor assesses an individual's interests in terms of how they match these six work environments. The closer the match, the higher the levels of job satisfaction and career success. The assessment report generates a score for each of the six occupational environments and makes recommendations for specific careers that best match the individual interests.
1Judge, T. A., Bono, J. E., Thoresen, C.J., Patton, G. (2001). The Job Satisfaction-Job Performance Relationship: A Qualitative and Quantitative Review. Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 127. No. 3. 376-407.