Psychological profiling is being used by jewellers all over the UK.

The days are fast disappearing of when someone is right for the job just because they are. We’ve had handwriting analysis, CVs of endless depth, interviewing strategies, and now gaining popularity in the jewellery industry is psychological profiling to not only help select candidates but to help manage existing staff.

A prominent testing system in this field is Thomas Profiling, a method of staff evaluation that is being pushed by the Company of Master Jewellers to its members.


Personality and behavioural profiling in the workplace provides an accurate insight into how people behave at work, according to Thomas Profiling. It says that businesses can use behavioural profiling to gain a greater level of certainty in their recruitment and development programmes, and the focus to boost their people management capabilities and staff retention initiatives.

These types of assessment offered by Thomas Profiling look at how people behave at work and explores questions such as what motivates people, what their strengths and limitations are, what their preferred communication style is, how they interact with colleagues, what their value to the organisation is, how they modify their preferred behaviour to adapt to their current job, how they behave under pressure, whether they show any frustrations in the workplace, and ultimately what management style will get the best out of them.

Sound interesting? Then head over to for more information about how profiling can help your workplace harmonise.

This article was taken from the December 2012 issue of Professional Jeweller. To read the issue online, click here.



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