Drake International and JobsDB.com today (February 20, 2001) announce the launch of JobsDB - Drake P3, the first online personality profiling system aimed at matching personalities to jobs to help employers save both time and costs by increasing the accuracy of hiring.
The business alliance between Drake International and JobsDB.com brings into the region Drake's respected P3 behavioural profiling system, used by more than 20,000 managers worldwide. Through JobsDB.com, Asia Pacific's leading interactive recruitment network, JobsDB - Drake P3, an indispensable online personality profiling system, will be available exclusively for JobsDB.com job seeking members and corporate clients.
According to a respected psychologist, 87% of job failures are due to personality conflicts. Two people with identical or similar skills, educational levels and working experience will perform differently in their jobs. The employee whose personality fits well with the requirements of the job will most certainly outperform the other.
Drake P3 was developed by Kevin Anhalt in 1985, by blending the accuracy of personality profiling with the power of behavioural psychology. It evaluates personality traits to determine natural styles of performing, communicating, decision-making, leadership and energy levels. JobsDB - Drake P3 employ this technique to identify candidates most suited to a particular job by matching the personality of job applicants to a job profile pre-defined by the employer. The system automatically scores and ranks each job applicant according to the match and provides employer with summary, full and job matching reports, enabling them to gain more insight into applicants' degree of fit.
Drake P3 has been scientifically proven and used by many satisfied human resources professionals globally. It is currently helping 20,000 managers select and manage more than 3,000,000 employees in Australia, US, Canada, Hong Kong, South Africa, Singapore and the UK. Corporations using Drake P3 overseas include AT&T, Bayer, Blockbuster Video, Mercedes Benz, Merrill Lynch, Kraft General Foods, Metropolitan Life (MetLife), Siemens Electronics and many others.
Speaking at the launch of JobsDB - Drake P3, Nelson Poon, Chief Operating Officer and Director of JobsDB.com, said, "The success of every business depends on people, and hiring the right people to do the right job is a key factor. JobsDB.com is committed to offering quality services to our clients, and we see the importance of personality match between a job and an individual. With the launch of JobsDB - Drake P3, we are providing recruiters with a more complete view of the candidate apart from the qualifications and skills."
"The system not only saves recruiters' screening time by identifying the closest match candidates, but also saves time for interviews," said Mr. Poon. "Instead of going through and screening all the applicants, our clients can go straight to those job seekers who have the right qualifications as well as matching the job in terms of personality. JobsDB - Drake P3 definitely improves the accuracy and efficiency of hiring decisions."
JobsDB - Drake P3 is geared towards the Asian business environment. It has been specially adapted to take account of cultural differences in the SAR.
JobsDB.com is Asia Pacific's leading interactive recruitment network. By harnessing the speed and global reach of the Internet, JobsDB.com has designed and developed a powerful recruitment medium, which brings employers and job seekers together and allows them to interact directly for fast, efficient and cost effective recruitment. Established in 1998, JobsDB.com has been expanding rapidly, its network now spans, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.
Drake International was founded in Canada in 1951. Over the years it has built a reputation of high-quality service in providing human resources solutions as well as staff recruitment at all levels. It has more than 200 branches worldwide.