Ethical guidelines

We believe that everyone possesses valuable resources. Hence, we believe that an assessment of the individual and the ensuing dialogue always protects the individual’s dignity and vulnerability.

In our usage of personality assessments, we respect the individual’s right to integrity and autonomy. The individual always owns the right to know who he/she is. With a PeopleTools profile, we offer a foundation for a nuanced dialogue that may change the individual’s prior perspective.

We turn ethics into action! We educate our customers in giving a decent, professional and respectful assessment of the individual. We believe that constructive dialogue that focuses on strengths and possible areas for development. We do not criticise, find flaws or categorise people as certain types.  We honour uniqueness.

“Every person is like all other persons, like some other persons and like no other person”

Kluckhohn & Murray,1953

Certification ensures quality

At our certification we ensure that the participants gain the knowledge, values and tools that live up to the ethical guidelines of PeopleTools.

We continuously develop and evaluate our courses to ensure that it is consistent with the newest developments in good HR-praxis. We ensure quality by setting the following criteria for users and their organisation.

The certified user must:

  • Give the individual a proper introduction to the profile, including how the result is used in the process and who will have access to the profile.
  • Obtain consent from the individual before the profiling takes places (this will happen automatically in the introduction mail from PeopleTools containing a link to the profile
  • Give personal feedback on the materials used and remember to hand them out to the individual afterwards.
  • Administer the profiles correctly, including securing confidentiality, correct storage and destruction of personal data as specified under GDPR 2018. Any personal data will be deleted from the system once the profile is completed. No personal data is visible on the profile reports.
  • Make sure that everyone handling the profiles/results have been carefully instructed in and abide by the demands for confidentiality.

The company’s obligation:

The company must:

  • Have a profile policy that as a minimum meets the ethical requirements and quality demands of PeopleTools
  • Make sure that the profile policy is known by the employees handling personality profiles

A profile policy should include:

  • What may the profile be used for?
  • Who can use the profile?
  • In what context may profiles be used?
  • The rights of the individual and how these are ensured (information, anonymity, storage of profiles, feedback etc)
  • How, how long and who may store the profile?
  • The certified user’s commitments