• Improve employee productivity and satisfaction by matching a candidate’s combination of personality traits to job fit
  • Helps identify candidates most suitable for a specific job
  • Supports decreases in employee turnover
  • Evaluate current employees for developmental purposes

The Personal Characteristics Inventory® (PCI) helps employers efficiently and accurately determine whether a job candidate’s individual combination of personality traits is a good fit for a specific job. This big five test is based on the Five-Factor Model of personality. These big five personality test dimensions cover almost all possible variations of a person’s workplace personality.

Areas evaluated by this big five personality test include:

  • Agreeableness
  • Extraversion
  • Conscientiousness
  • Stability
  • Openness

Organizations that measure personality traits with a big five test as part of their hiring process are better able to understand how a candidate’s personality can impact job satisfaction and performance.  This understanding helps reduce recruitment costs and turnover. The PCI may be used for hiring and employee development purposes. 


Job-Specific Scoring Ranges

  • 700 job profiles are available in our comprehensive Job Index Engine
  • Custom job profiles can be created by our team of Industrial/Organizational professionals

Two Administration Methods Available

  • Online administration, scoring and reporting 
    • Remote or on-site from any computer with Internet connectivity 
    • Individual and group administration 
    • Results are available in minutes 
  • Paper and pencil administration  
    • Fax-back or template scoring 
    • Includes step-by-step administration guide 
    • Individual or group administration

Intuitive Results Report

  • Easy to interpret 10-page report
  • Our simple, three-color system—Green, Yellow and Red—indicates candidate suitability compared to the ideal scoring ranges for that position
  • Graphs and written descriptions provide details on candidate characteristics that could contribute to or interfere with job performance

Simple Candidate Record Management in Wonderlic Online

  • Sort and filter tools enable you to quickly rank, order and prioritize candidates based on scores
  • Candidate progression through your hiring process can be easily tracked

Client Stories

“I’ve seen the Wonderlic tests work for twenty years, which is why I believe in them.”

“We can identify an aptitude for skill development and opportunity for growth.”

“About seven years ago I was experiencing 70% turnover. Now we are down to less than 30% turnover...”

“It’s part of how we do recruiting now. We don’t want to do anything without seeing Wonderlic results first.”

“We came to Wonderlic for the test but we stayed for the customer service.”

"The sky is the limit and without Wonderlic none of this could have happened."

“Hiring the wrong person is more costly to the company than we can measure,” she says. “Wonderlic has allowed us to really pinpoint the person who is our best fit.”  

“Engage in your hiring process. Make Wonderlic a part of the process and it will pay off. Since using Wonderlic, our culture has improved and we are on track to double in size over the next year.”

“ personal opinion is that Wonderlic offers the most in-depth solutions.”

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“Since we’ve been using the Wonderlic Personal Characteristics Inventory, I see people who treat each guest like the first guest of the day."

“Turnover...has dramatically decreased by a third every year since we implemented the assessment...”

“Wonderlic prevented us from making another hiring mistake..." 

“I am always looking for ways to improve what we do. If you have a limited amount of time and money to invest in people, you want to invest it where you have the best odds of success. So I invest in Wonderlic assessments.”