Drake P3 – A Behavioral Profiling Tool That Would Be a Good Addition to Any Human Resources Toolkit

Drake P3 is a psychometric assessment and behavioral profiling tool that is designed to help organizations assess and select the best candidates for any given role for which they are hiring, enhance communications within an organization, optimize individual performance, and enhance team effectiveness.

Some of the key benefits of using the Drake P3 system include:

  • Better hiring decisions – the behavioral data that Drake P3 harvests from candidates enables hiring managers to make more enlightened hiring decisions
  • Improved employee productivity – Drake P3 helps managers and supervisors pinpoint key behavioral strengths and challenges of employees so they can ensure that their strengths are fully leveraged to the benefit of the organization and that their challenges are addressed through training, development, and coaching
  • Reduced employee turnover – since the majority of employee turnover has its roots in the hiring process, by enabling more enlightened hiring decisions, Drake P3 has a positive effect on an organization’s employee turnover rate

The Drake P3 system’s benefits also extend to job candidates and current employees, both of whom gain greater insights into their own behavior and into the types of roles their behavioral profiles suggest they would suit. This helps in setting realistic expectations and also in mapping out developmental pathways for candidates and employees who may be “almost” ideal for a role for which they’re applying or to which they’re aspiring.

Drake P3 Profiling Process

The Drake P3 profiling process is simple, straightforward, and quick to complete. It involves the completion of a Communication or Candidate Survey (depending on whether the individual completing it is a current employee or a job candidate), which is a self-report adjective questionnaire that takes less than 10 minutes to complete and is the source of the data for the resultant Communication/Candidate Profile that is the heart of the Drake P3 behavioral profiling system.

The Communication/Candidate Profile reports on an individual’s unique combination of five fundamental behavioral dimensions:

  • Dominance
  • Extroversion
  • Patience
  • Conformity
  • Conscientiousness

Specifically, the Profile reports on the intensity of an individual’s predisposition each individual behavioral dimension or trait – identifying his or her “high traits” and “low traits” and, in so doing, provides deep insights into how an individual is likely to perform in a given role, work with others, take direction from supervisors, as well as the degree of flex he or she can manage in each of those five behavioral areas, among other things.

And the Drake P3 system does it all in plain English.

Drake P3 is a Good Addition to the Human Resources Toolkit

The Drake P3 system – not unlike other psychometric assessment systems such as the DISC personality test and profile system – is a great way to accomplish a number of key HR objectives – effectively and efficiently.

As such, the Drake P3 system should be given consideration as an addition to any organization’s HR toolkit.

Zi Wei Dou Shu for the Human Resources Practitioner

Recently I met up with an old friend, who is in the human resources industry. She was lamenting about the endless problems she has to resolve from the problematic employees in the company she is working in. It then reminded me of my good experiences so far from using the techniques of Chinese Face Reading and Chinese Astrology to select the people to work with or advising others on which candidate to employ or work with. I will encourage all bosses, business owners and Human Resources Practitioners to engage a consultant highly skilled in the field of Chinese Face Reading and Chinese Astrology (Zi Wei Dou Shu and Bazi) whenever they are hiring people. The benefits will far outweigh the costs.

For the benefit of readers, I have also come up with a list of advocated Zi Wei Dou Shu (“ZWDS”) stars residing in each candidate’s Zi Wei Dou Shu Self Palace for the respective position as follows:

  • Sales personnel ought to have Ju Men or Sun in their ZWDS Self Palace because Ju Men represents eloquence and Sun represents reaching out. It is bad to have Zi Wei star for sales personnel because Zi Wei is the Emperor and naturally awaits others to serve him and runs counter to the need for sales personnel to serve others.
  • Marketing Communication personnel ought to have the Sun, Wen Chang or Wen Qu. The 2 latter stars represents talent in writing and would serve well the needs of a person in Marketing Communication because there is a lot of writing to be done.
  • Accounting personnel should preferably have Moon, Tian Ji or Tian Liang. The Moon is synonymous with wealth accumulation and would be most appropriate for accounting personnels. Tian Ji and Tian Liang are analytical and conservative and definitely a plus for the accounting profession that is often viewed as being conservative.
  • Banking and financial personnel ought to have Wu Qu in their Self Palace.
  • Research and development personnel ought to have Ju Men, Tian Liang or Tian Ji.
  • Engineering and Operational personnel ought to have Wu Qu or Qi Sha in thei Self Palace.
  • Managing Directors and CEOs ought to have Zi Wei Hua Quan, Wu Qu, Qi Sha, Tan Lang, Sun or Tian Liang in their Self Palace.

The list provided is not exhaustive. If you need advice on other professions, please contact the author.

Why Take Ongoing Professional Training In Human Resources?

Human Resources is one of the most important functions in any company, allowing businesses to recruit the right staff, give staff the correct training, support an excellent working atmosphere in the company and much more.

Thankfully, there are many excellent professional training courses around the world which will allow companies to train up their Human Resources staff to be able to do the best job possible. Furthermore, it is possible for Human Resources professionals to improve their skills to boost their resumes and find the ideal post for them.

For those considering taking ongoing professional training in this domain, there are many compelling reasons to do so. The first of these is that ongoing training helps keep up relevance to the profession, and takes advantage of the latest techniques and research to enhance existing skills.

Many people look for Human Resources courses due to the forward-thinking nature of the large business cities, and this is an excellent idea. Taking Human Resources courses will allow participants to take advantage of all the latest knowledge and developments in the business world to become more relevant and efficient in their own roles.

Of course, the fact of staying up to date with all the latest developments in the sector and beyond is not the only reason a course such as this should be a priority for professionals. There is another major advantage, and that is that it can expand the skill set of the participants.

There is a huge range of Human Resources courses out there on the market, including how to improve recruitment processes and how to effectively assess staff training needs. Although all people working in the domain will have impressive knowledge in many areas, there are always new skills to be learned.

This means that participants will become more effective in their roles, but will also enhance their abilities and potentially be able to progress in their career path more easily. This can mean the opportunity to take a position with more responsibility at their company, or instead find work at the heart of another business.

In addition to expanding a skill set and learning entirely new knowledge, there is a third advantage to taking Human Resources courses. This is that it can refresh and refine existing skills and knowledge that were learned in first training.

Indeed, first training was important as it gave Human Resources staff the ability to do their jobs well at a basic level. However, over time these skills can be lost to some extent, or employees can develop less-than-ideal working practices. For this reason, ongoing training can be useful in refreshing essential skills in some areas.

All of the points mentioned above are important tools in helping companies become more successful; businesses are a some of their parts, and excellent Human Resources staff are necessary to keep the company running like clockwork. This great working environment then has a positive knock on effect on the success of the business.

This can mean better staff training, which leads to better results and therefore more clients, or it can mean happier staff which leads to lower staff turnover and more business efficiency. All in all, these types of ongoing training courses can be extremely beneficial in a some ways.