Berke personality trait

Adaptability Skills

Adaptability is a candidate’s ability to be versatile, flexible, and tolerant of uncertainty in the workplace.

Adaptive Soft Skills

In today’s changing and dynamic environments, the need for adaptive workers has become increasingly important.

Adaptability skills assessments help employers identify candidates who can deal well with changing circumstances, are calm under pressure and aren’t afraid of a challenge.

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People who are adaptable are:

  • Good listeners
  • Empathetic
  • Team Players
  • Open-Minded
  • Creative Problem-Solvers

Berke creates custom hiring profiles for you which identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities and the skills required for success in the role.

Adaptability in the Workplace

Adaptable people boost morale, keep the peace in stressful situations, and can move projects forward despite obstacles.

While most teams benefit from having a member who is high in adaptability, different jobs require different skill sets.

Berke helps organizations determine which skills are critical for success in each job by looking at the characteristics of top performers and finding the commonalities.

People with high levels of adaptability do well in positions that are service-oriented and in fast-paced, changing jobs.

For example:

  • Human Resources
  • Call Centers
  • Actors
  • Flight Attendant
  • Social Workers

Berke candidate reports make it clear if candidates possess the innate talents needed to succeed.

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Related Skills

Adaptability is a term that encompasses many traits, such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Communication

How to Assess Adaptability Skills

in an Interview

You can gauge a candidate’s adaptability skills by asking them to describe how they handled past situations.

  • Ask how they responded when a process was changed. An adaptable person will respond with enthusiasm, they don’t mind taking risks, and enjoy challenges.
  • Ask about a time when they disagreed with a co-worker. Someone who is adaptable will not say disparaging things, and will constructively describe both perspectives.

Berke includes interview guides tailored to each candidate. Each guide offers questions based candidate’s personality and skills, making it easy to ask thought-provoking questions.

The Berke personality assessment

Berke directly measures Adaptability, among six other core personality traits, as part of its core personality assessment.

Our team of workplace psychologists partners with you to develop job profiles that outline what levels of each trait influence success in a given role.

That Job Profile is used to develop the scoring and weighting mechanism for the assessment, helping to identify whether the person is a high, medium, or low fit for the job.

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Buyer’s Guide

Selecting the right assessment solution from the hundreds available can be daunting. To make that process a little easier, we created a Buyer’s Guide.

It’s an objective, downloadable report created by our team of Industrial & Organizational (I/O) psychologists that outlines what to consider when evaluating assessment vendors. 

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