iWAM in Recruitment

JobEQ is the company behind the iWAM (Inventory for Work Attitudes and Motivators) Emotional Intelligence test. iWAM is a questionnaire which allows to identify a persons attention filters and cognitive styles, also called metaprograms.

The iWAM measures a person’s 48 cognitive patterns (Meta-programs). Using this, one can predict what motivates a person, what is their work attitude and how they will want to communicate and to act during their work context. iWAM allows the individual preferences  to be taken into account and to value each person for their strengths. iWAM will allow an organization to make better use of the human potential of its workforce.

JobEQ has identified 6 major problems with how recruiting works today. These present serious risks both to the candidate and to the company. In the UK, for example, about 10% of hired candidates don’t even make it to the end of the first month on their new job!

InnoChan Solutions is the only company in Ireland that offers the full range of jobEQ products to suit your needs. We can provide:

  • Needs Analysis
  • Test administration and assessment
  • Training and Certification in iWAM test assessment
  • Development of Models of Excellence
  • Assistance with development of Closed User Group (CUG)
  • Follow up consultancy

In the table below, the left hand column picks up some of the main recruitment issues that affect the selection of suitable staff while the right hand column demonstrates how jobEQ and the iWAM test can be effectively used to overcome each of these issues, improve the efficiency of recruitment, reduce recruitment costs and most importantly, improve staff retention and motivation.


Market weakness iWAM solution
Job Description & Candidate Profile
How do you know what type of person you are looking for?
Model of Excellence
For many positions, each organization has examples of people doing that job well. jobEQ helps you to find out how they function to get these results. We use their profiles to design a model of the ideal candidate.
Job Advert
How do you make sure your advertisement is appealing enough to attract the right candidate?
Job Ad design
Once you know what motivates the best performers in a function, you can write the advert using language that will motivate people that are similar to your top performers.
Which resumé to select
Out of all the resumés that you receive, how do you select who you should interview? (What do you do with the ones you reject?)
Pre-employment Testing & Profile Matching
Candidates fill out the iWAM questionnaire. Their answers are compared to the model of excellence. This is an objective, scalable process that can quickly narrow the field to only the best candidates.
Cycle time
How can you deal with dozens or even hundreds of candidates in a reasonable amount of time?
Internet Processing
The iWAM test is available online, dramatically increasing the efficiency of the recruiting process.
Recognize best match
How do you recognize the best match for the job?
Candidate Ranking
Using a Model of Excellence, ranks all candidates according to the degree in which they match with a model of a specific role. Moreover, the iWAM management report describes the candidates in detail.
Motivate to join
How do you motivate the chosen candidate to join your team?
Training & coaching
Feedback reports tell you the exact words that will motivate a particular candidate. You will also learn how to close the gap between the model of excellence and the new employee using coaching and training.


Contact us today on +353 (0)5991 34733 or +353(0)85 1777951 or by e-mail on info@innochansol.com for more information or to arrange a meeting.

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