Please read the following questions for answers to the most common queries. If you don’t find the information you need, please send an e-mail stating that you have read the FAQ without finding an answer to your question.
Q: Why is customisation a valuable solution for our organisation?
A: For many reasons! First of all you can connect your assessments with your Key Performance Indicators and determine the strengths and development needs of your employees. You will no longer have to assess irrelevant competencies and collect data you basically don’t need. Secondly you pay exactly for what you use. With traditional vendors you have to measure a predetermined number of scales and you have to pay for the full assessment no matter if you need it or not. Another, and perhaps even more important implication is that you also have to put your candidates through extensive and unnecessary testing when attracting candidates to apply for a job in your organization. Furthermore, you can create your own design and content for your reports.
Q: Are the Great People Inside assessments expensive?
A: We don’t believe in charging for things you don’t need or want. If you create an assessment or survey measuring for instance 8 different dimensions – for example the Big 5 dimensions and 3 cognitive dimensions – you only pay for 8 dimensions.
Q: What is the difference between “Scales” and “Dimensions”?
A: There is no difference, we simply use another term because we strongly believe that a person is a multi-layered and complex being, defined by many different dimensions – personality, cognitive, physical, and social – rather than by measurable attributes or traits.
Q: What do you mean by “customisable”?
A: It means that you can customize the GR8PI platform to fit your branding or assessment and reporting needs. We basically have two types of customisation:
- Our standard customisation enabling you to create your own assessments through a simple “choose and pick exercise”, guided by the platform. The GR8PI platform is so extensive that you’ll be impressed by the number of dimensions to choose from and the standard customisation opportunities available.
- If you have more extensive needs for customization – like creating unique assessments, reporting etc. specifically tailored only to your organization – we offer full customisation. Full customisation is a process of typically 3-4 months including developing measures assessing precisely the values, behaviours, competencies etc. specifically identifying your company’s key performance indicators, and critical to your organisation’s success.
Q: What if I don’t need customisation but just a reliable, valid standard assessment?
A: In that case, the GR8PI platform is exactly what you are looking for! You will always be able to create your own assessments, but the platform already holds an extensive number of assessment templates which you can use to gather all the relevant information on your workforce. If you are already using a traditional tool you are in fact likely to find a standard template matching it. In that case, you will be thrilled to find that the GR8PI platform probably offers you much more value for money, much better reliability and much more extensive reporting than you have ever been accustomed to.
Q: Why is customisation a valuable option for our organisation?
A: For many reasons! First of all, you no longer have to assess people for hours and browse through data you basically don’t need. By using the GR8PI platform’s customisation options you can create assessments meeting your specific needs. With traditional vendors you have to measure what they established you should measure. One implication is that you have to pay for the full assessment, no matter if you need it or not. Another, and perhaps even more important implication is that you also have to put your candidates through extensive and unnecessary testing which we know is becoming an increasing problem when attracting candidates to apply for an open position. Furthermore, you have to locate the information you need in reports filled with information which aren’t really relevant to your uniquely tailored job description or competency matrix.
Q: Can the GR8PI platform help me attract, select and preserve the talent we specifically need?
A: Yes – it’s one of the major benefits you get from using the GR8PI platform! The platform will enable you to select exactly those people who fit into your organization, who will perform at the same levels as your best existing people. On top of that, your new hires will be productive faster, will be more effectively engaged in their work and at the workplace, and will be motivated to stay at your company far longer.
Q: Will the GR8PI platform help me acquire the best from our existing employees and managers? How?
A: For sure! One thing is getting the right people onboard your organization – another, and often an overseen challenge, is to gain the maximum level of performance from your existing people. The GR8PI platform enables you to onboard the right people and proactively develop your existing staff. The result is happier, more loyal and better producing people in the entire organization, positively impacting the bottom line!
Q: Is it difficult to build my own assessments?
A: No, it’s probably much simpler than you imagine. You just need to choose and pick from an impressive number of dimensions, and the platform will assist you in doing so! It’s literally a matter of a few minutes before you are ready to use your standard customised assessment.
If you need full customisation – an assessment tailored specifically for your organisation, measuring exactly what you require to measure -it means a development process which typically takes 3-4 months including in-house validation and reliability studies. After that, you’ll have your exclusive assessment on the platform ready for you to use whenever necessary!
Q: What if I don’t know exactly what kind of hires I am looking for?
A: In that case, the GR8PI platform provides you with hundreds of pre-defined job profiles. All you need to do is to match your candidate’s assessment results against a suitable pre-defined job profile and generate the reports you need. As you build on your acquired knowledge of what defines a high performing employee in your organization you have the options to either improve the pre-defined job profile or create a new one encompassing exactly those performance drivers that characterise each particular job.
Q: Does the GR8PI platform help us to attract, engage and retain talents?
A: Yes it does! First of all we empower you to customize everything on the platform, from invitations to reports, including adding your own branding videos, social media connections etc. We also provide you with candidate specific reports, also branded in your name, helping you to stay connected with candidates, even if they didn’t qualify for a position at your company.
Q: Are your assessments valid and reliable?
A: Definitely! If you are familiar with using assessments, you probably know all about how important it is that they are valid and reliable. We exceed all standards, and dare to say that only a few – if any – of the traditional vendors meet our level of quality and innovation.
Q: Does the GR8PI platform offers other services than assessment?
A: It does! For instance we know for sure that many candidates and employees don’t achieve 100% fit to the job. For reasons like this, but also to help your talent constantly grow and develop, the platform offers online training and videos designed to close the “gaps”. Of course, such training is individually adapted, based on the assessment data and the unique requirements of the job.With this approach, we minimise your training efforts and costs. More and more services are constantly added to the platform.
Q: Is the GR8PI platform only for larger companies?
A: No! In fact, the platform is specifically thought and designed to meet all requirements, no matter the size of the company. Smaller companies benefit from the unique value pricing, from the ease of use and the abundance of standard templates available, while the bigger companies vastly benefit from the massive customisation capability and scalability.
Q: Do I need to be an expert to use the GR8PI platform?
A: Absolutely not! The platform is very intuitive and easy to use. Even when you use all the standard customization capabilities available – including creating your own assessments from our extensive library of dimensions – no certification or training is required. However, if you would like to be trained or need assistance, we are of course always there for you!
Q: Is the GR8PI platform expensive?
A: It is free! We don’t believe in fees so you only pay for what you actually use. Traditional providers often make you pay for their system, extensive certification programs and standard assessments which don’t necessarily measure what you need to actually measure, related to your Talent and your workforce. We don’t believe in clients adapting to systems, but in systems adapting to clients!
Q: What is the value-pricing approach you mentioned, related to using the solutions available on the platform?
A: It’s very simple! If you create an assessment or questionnaire measuring for instance 8 different dimensions – for example the Big 5 dimensions and 3 cognitive dimensions – you only pay for 8 dimensions. If you use a standard assessment template, you pay for the number of dimensions included in that template. We don’t believe in charging for things you don’t need or want!
Q: How about international pricing?
A: Finally you don’t have to shop around in different countries to get the best price for the same product or service! Our pricing model is strongly influenced by the IMF (International Monetary Fund) GDP/Person statistics, and does not depend on where you buy, but where you consume. It may sound complicated, but it is all seamlessly managed by the GR8PI platform – and of course you’ll have comprehensive statistics and reporting showing where you consumed our products and services, and the local price you paid for it.
Q: What do I need to use the GR8PI PLATFORM?
A: All you need is access to the Internet, and a browser. The GR8PI platform is a global SaaS, Cloud-based solution. This also means that the platform is truly scalable.
Q: Where is the GR8PI developed?
A: We have development hubs in Europe, USA and Asia. Besides attracting the best developers available, our development hubs also provide reliable, and global platform support.
Q: Where is the GR8PI platform hosted?
A: In Germany! For maximum reliability and security.
Q: Is your platform safe?