Up until last year (2010) I was not aware that there was an Emotional Intelligence (EI) test called iWAM. I was certified to administer the Bar-On EI test and I had experienced the MSCEIT test. I thought both were spectacularly powerful (the Bar-On test in particular has had a profound effect on my personal and professional development over the last few years). However, I never really realised just how powerful and important Emotional Intelligence tests could be until I experienced iWAM.
The inventory of Work Attitudes and Motivators (iWAM) test blew my mind.
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.
iWAM has been developed to test the full white collar workforce, entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals, from call desk employees or first line sales people to middle and top management and beyond. It is successfully used in applications from hiring interns for summer jobs to assessing managers at all levels and improving team performance.
The power of the iWAM test lies in the fact that once a person becomes aware of their key motivators, they can more effectively manage how they interact with others. The self awareness they achieve will help them to recognise the patterns of the people they interact with.
On average completing iWAM takes 30 minutes online. Most people complete iWAM between 20 and 40 minutes (no time limit is imposed). The test itself consists of 40 questions/statements and a choice of answers which the participant must arrange from most to least relevant to them. Once completed, the assessor will have access to a wide range of reports that include summary graphs and charts to full reports to various team reports. This provides multiple HR, Coaching and Management tools to effectively select and manage staff. The bonus is that a single price covers all reports, making it an extremely economic form of psychometric testing.
InnoChan Solutions is one of only a handful of companies in Ireland currently certified to administer and assess the iWAM EQ test. Additionally, InnoChan Solutions is the ONLY company in Ireland licensed to train and certify test administrators. Being certified to administer the test makes sound economic sense to HR departments and companies who, after certification, will be able to manage the tests themselves either through InnoChan Solutions or through their own Closed User Group (CUG). Certification training can be run as an open training event or (if numbers are available) as an in-house program.
More information can be obtained by contacting InnoChan Solutions on +353 (0)59 9134733 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org