In this paper, we look at what the SACS 6 Personality Inventory measures, for the purposes of modelling your best-performing employees.
Personality traits are a set of characteristics that influence how our cognitions, behaviours, and emotional patterns. In the workplace they provide a valuable indicator of how an employee is likely to behave, particularly in times of stress, and are also a predictor of a range of workplace outcomes including counter-productive workplace behaviours.
One of the most common taxonomies for personality is the “Big 5” (Zillig et al., 2002) which measures openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism.
The SACS 6 Personality Inventory was developed as part of a research project conducted in 2015 in collaboration with Deakin University.
It provides a further update to the HEXACO by using items focused specifically on the workplace rather than just a general state of being.