●  About Job Polish  ●
     and The Science Behind It

Over 100 Combined Years
     of Psychometric Innovation

Successfully Combining Trait Theory
     with Personality Typology


Job Polish Clients Include:




Kerry Power, Certified Consultant

Mr. Kerry Power is the primary Author and Systems Designer of the Job Polish Programs, holding an Elite Consultant Certification from Winslow Research Institute in Trait Theory and Application, and Certification from Union Institute & University for “Using the Enneagram in Psychological Assessment and Practice.” Kerry has over twenty five years of experience as a published author and chief executive in the Information Technology industry, and has applied this considerable knowledge and experience to authoring the technical design specifications and preliminary content for the Job Polish Assessments, Reports, and Training Programs.



Robert Hicks, Ph.D.

Dr. Hicks is the author of the Winslow Research Institute’s Certified Consultant Training Program, as well as a Clinical Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Founding Director of the Organizational Behavior and Executive Coaching Program in the UT School of Management. He has over two decades of experience as a Consulting Psychologist and Executive Coach to many fortune 500 companies, is a recognized expert in leadership development and organizational change, and also holds an appointment as Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center.



Marlene Cresci Cohen, Ph.D.

Dr. Cresci-Cohen is a Certification Trainer for the Union Institute & University’s “Using the Enneagram in Psychological Assessment and Practice” program, and has collaborated with Helen Palmer (bio below) to conduct research comparing the Enneagram to other indices of personality, ultimately developing the Cohen-Palmer Enneagram Inventory for self-typing. Dr. Cresci-Cohen is also a Clinical Professor at the University of California School of Medicine, and has directed Behavioral Sciences Training of physicians at the Stanislaus Family Practice Residency Program in Modesto, CA, where she also has a private practice.



Helen Palmer, IEA Founding Director

Helen Palmer is a Certification Trainer for the Union Institute & University’s “Using the Enneagram in Psychological Assessment and Practice” program, is the Founding Director of the International Enneagram Association, a best-selling author publishing in 28 languages, and has been one of the world’s foremost authorities on Enneagram Inventory studies for over thirty years. Helen has also taught at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy University, Loyola of Chicago, the California School of Professional Psychology, the California Institute of Integral Studies, the University of Frankfort, and has been the Scholar-in-Residence at the Esalen Institute.




Job Polish is part of the Wealth Gizmo division of Venture Activism Ltd, which is dedicated to making advanced Fortune 500 Marketing and Management Systems accessible and affordable for small and medium sized businesses. Job Polish Reports integrate the knowledge and expertise of some the most innovative psychometric professionals in the industry (review their Certifications in the right column) to provide more comprehensive insight into specific employee behavior than any competing system.


Job Polish Technology

The Job Polish program is based upon the Power Soft Skills Inventory System (patent pending) which is the only Employee Behavior Assessment System that successfully combines Trait Theory with Personality Typology to provide a complete perspective of both an individuals overall disposition with others (very useful for group evaluation and management), and their specific tendencies in various professional situations (very useful for a single individual’s evaluation and management). This is a computerized system consisting of an Online Job Polish Questionnaire, which feeds participant responses into an automated assembly of the 2 available Job Polish Reports (one for Hiring Intelligence and the other for Professional Advancement) providing complex psychometric evaluations in a simple, plain-language format that anyone can interpret and apply.


Job Polish Effectiveness

Job Polish Reports enable employers to apply “Regulatory Best Practices” while addressing behavioral concerns with employees during job interviews or performance evaluations, to avoid any implication of subjective bias or personal opinion, as each Job Polish report is produced by the same computerized algorithm, based upon the participant’s own self-evaluation (“I’m not saying it, the report says it, based upon the information you provided”). Job Polish Reports present deficiencies in a participant’s Work Habits and Interpersonal Style alongside glowing reports of their positive attributes, including Professional Advancement recommendations, enabling managers to express praise and admiration during reviews, while gaining agreement on the improvements that are suggested in the Job Polish Report (or justifying a hiring decision to candidates who were not chosen).


Job Polish Accuracy

Job Polish Reports are significantly more accurate that competing Assessment Programs, largely because the associated Job Polish Questionnaire improves upon the industry standard First-Person Behavior Statement Agreement Model, where a participant reads a statement proposing they behave a certain way, and is offered multiple choices of how much they agree with the statement (Strongly, Somewhat, Not Much, None). Job Polish replaces this common model with an exclusive Third-Person Behavior Frequency Reference Model, where the participant reads a statement about another person’s behavior, and is offered multiple choices of how frequently they mimic that behavior (Always, Usually, Sometimes, Never). This improved method of inquiry succeeds in mitigating defensive reactions to the statements, and encouraging a more honest response about how much they relate to others’ behavior.


Job Polish Personality Typing

Job Polish Reports identify and describe the participant’s “Interpersonal Style” (a.k.a. Personality Type) based upon a highly pragmatic interpretation of the 9 Types of the Enneagram of Personality, which is a validated and reliable method of representing the expression an individual’s personality. This 9 Type / 3x3 Model was chosen for the Job Polish Reports because it is much easier to remember and apply than our competitors’ 16 Type / 4x4 model, while actually offering more Style variations. This is because you only have to remember 9 numbered Styles, but each Style has an adjacent “Influencing Style” (e.g. predominantly Style 1 with a Style 2 influence) so knowledge of the 9 Styles, with 2 possible variations of each, can be applied to identify 18 unique Personality Types; more than any of our competitors.


Job Polish Trait Descriptions

Job Polish Reports also identify and describe the participant’s “Work Habits” (a.k.a. Personality Traits) based upon an expanded and modernized Jackson Personality Research Form that renames unfamiliar psychometric Personality Trait titles with plain-language business terminology. Job Polish Reports present analysis of 24 Work Habits in 6 categories (more than any of our competitors) with letter-grades (A, B, C, D, F) and colored charts that provide “At a Glance” understanding of how optimally the participant applies the listed Work Habits in 3 different Job Roles. Summary descriptions of each Work Habit are provided, along with detailed descriptions that include Professional Advancement Instructions for each Work Habit, even if it’s “A” graded.

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