This self-reported questionnaire and the first of a new generation of career questionnaires. It is definitely worth looking at! It could be your new pair of glasses to start driving your career or support one of your employees, clients, or coachees!
Developed and validated by TalentLogiQs®, a spin-off of the University of Antwerp, the Career Fitness Profiler is an evidence-based questionnaire that provides insight and facilitates conversations related to talent and succession management, career development, mobility, and stress/wellbeing. It measures career values, the extent to which the respondent can actively manage his or her career and his or her current energy level. This gives a very complete picture of how the participant stands in their career today. What pitfalls may arise and what development steps can be taken to make more informed career choices, so that subjective career success is within reach.
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At the individual level, data can be used for one-on-one conversations or group development interventions such as:
Although the instrument applies to beyond outplacement and traditional career guidance, it should never be used for evaluation purposes.
At an organizational level, data can be used as HR analytics to make data-driven policies and interventions such as:
This scientifically validated questionnaire offers measures of three contemporary career management frameworks:
Based on these three models, the Career Fitness Profiler can also make a statement about the general Career Fitness Index of a respondent in the form of a % and three underlying constructs:
There are four types of reports available that all have a specific objective:
It is possible to download the various parts of the report in partial reports. This can be useful should the career guidance practices and processes of the key account require it.
Questionnaire and reports are available in 4 languages: Dutch, English, French and German.
Data can be reported for all indicators, or separate sub-reports are available to boost your HR analytics for better decisions regarding your personnel policies.
Click here to download a sample report.
The questionnaire has been validated by Dr. Wouter Van Bockhaven and Prof. Dr. Jesse Segers at the University of Antwerp. Here are more scientific details about the 3 sections of the questionnaire.
Items and questions: 12 factors in 56 items
1. Personal growth
2. Social drive
3. Need to contribute
4. Intellectual challenge
5. Entrepreneurial ambition
6. Professional autonomy
7. Personal goal attainment
8. Reward and recognition
9. Managerial Ambition
10. Professional stability
11. Work-life balance
12. Self determination
There are 55 possible pitfalls that warn respondents about possible career risks.
Reliability: alpha> 0.755; CR> 0.703
Validity: CFI = 0.925; TLI = 0.914; RMSEA = 0.048
Duration: the session takes an average of 15 minutes
Items and questions: 4 factors in 26 items
– Purpose and values
Reliability: alpha> 0.655; CR> 0.65
Validity: CFI = 0.966; TLI = 0.933; RMSEA = 0.059
Duration: the session is takes 8 minutes on average
Items and questions: 4 factors in 24 items
– Professional Self-confidence
Reliability: Cronbach alfa> 0.645; Composite reliability (Rho)> 0.761
Validity: CFI = 0.977; TLI = 0.968; RMSEA = 0.031
Duration: the session takes an average of 7 minutes
The three areas of focus can be used together or separately.
As far as I am concerned, this tool is indispensable in a career path. It provides insight into:
Do you know what you want?
Are you getting what you want?
How is your energy level?
This combination gives participants an insight into where they stand in their careers and what they need to do to take the next step.
Discover the first of a new generation of career questionnaires developed and validated by the University of Antwerp. The career fitness profiler is an evidence-based questionnaire to facilitate conversations related to talent and succession management, career development, mobility, and stress/wellbeing.
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