The Judgement Index assessment
A unique online assessment that measures value-based behaviours and judgement capacity.
Scientifically validated – Mathematically proven
The Judgement Index is used globally to support and identify:
Recruitment + Retention
Leadership + Team Development
Risk, Safety + Compliance
Wellbeing Issues + Stress
Unlike anything you’ve experienced before
With two sets of 18 abstract statements to order, and taking, on average, just 15 minutes to complete, the Judgement Index is a simple assessment for participants.
Because of the abstract nature of the phrases, the assessment forces the participant to reflect and sieve through their own value systems before deciding on an order, which is why it is not possible to predict a desired order and sequence or outcome.
What it measures
Going far beyond personality
The assessment empowers you to measure the value system and the judgement capacity and capability of an individual, and it does so with unswerving accuracy.
There are over 12 trillion possible outcomes from the Judgement Index and results can be shown for over 60 different indicators, looking at the participants work and self (personal) side, their internal, external and big picture values, along with their balance of values.
One assessment with many report options
From individual, sector or role specific reports, to leadership reports, to group and team reports, we can advise the best option for your needs.
The difference between The Judgement Index and personality assessments
People can have pleasing and engaging personalities. They may even have the skill sets, experience, and knowledge your organisation requires. Studies have shown that people are more likely to hire someone they feel is “like them” and we often hear people say they recruit on “gut instinct”
However, if the candidate does not possess good judgement – the determining factor in how every other talent and capability they offer is utilised – then successful outcomes are often not realised.
Personality assessments often categorise people into one of sixteen personality types.
In fact, someone who is a CEO and a particular personality type will no doubt find others with the same type serving life in prison. The differentiator between these people, one in prison and one regarded as a success is their judgement. Personality simple is not a good predictor of success – good judgement is.
From the value-science of Axiology
The Judgement Index is based on the work from Nobel Prize nominee Dr Robert S. Hartman, who was highly regarded as the father of modern Axiology.
Axiology is a value-science that looks at what and how we value. This can determine our strengths and development areas as we tend to focus more closely on the things that we value.
The Judgement Index team are proud professional members of the Robert S. Hartman Institute and are committed to their continued learning in Axiology
Common questions about The Judgement Index
The Judgement Index is used successfully to save organisations millions of pounds through a variety of methods; reduced staff turnover, improved hiring practices, improved customer service, increased sales, succession planning, executive coaching, better team decision making, increased innovation, reduced stress, identification of potential burnout, greater strategic awareness, improved company morale, etc.
Depending on the needs of your company, the Judgement Index can be applied to benefit all of the above.
Careful monitoring and validation for 50+ years make the Judgement Index assessment the most scientific, mathematical and logically-based instrument in the world.
- Over 100 studies have been used to validate the assessment including an extensive study using a database of over 40,000 people from executives to entry level workers.
- The assessment has met the rigorous EEOC standards set by the United States Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for employment assessments.
- The assessment has also been documented for Construct Validity, Face Validity, and Predictive Validity
The Judgement Index is affiliated with the following:
- CPD (Continuing Professional Development) – accredited
- HELP (Hostile Environment Liability Protection) – recognised expert
- ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) – accredited training centre
- ICF (International Coach Federation) – approved
- ECITB (Engineering Construction Industry Training Board) – approved & recommended
- NCCER (National Centre for Construction Education & Research) – approved
- EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) – accredited
The Judgement Index team have carried out research across different sectors and industries including:
- Career Pathway Study on behalf of The Major Projects Association.
- Outstanding care home manager research.
- Research into the most common wellbeing issues for social care workers.
There are many options for training, depending on the level you wish to train to and how you wish to use the tool.
- Train to become an accredited Judgement Index consultant or coach through our 2-day accreditation course which is held multiple times a year. This is useful for independent consultants who specialise in a niche and are looking for an assessment to enhance their offering to clients.
- Train to use the JI in-house with your company. This is useful for internal recruiters or HR teams who wish to be autonomous in their use of the tool. You can join one of our open training courses or we can train your team at your location.
- Train to use a specific report. Not everyone needs to train to consultant level. If you are looking to use a simplified report for recruitment or a report designed for your sector, we can train you in a single type of report – normally in a few hours.
- Other training. If you’re looking for leadership training or something else, head over to this page.
Join us in June 2023 for our JI Consultant Training Course. This training course is focused on the understanding and interpretation of the Blue Diamond Report and following the training you will be able to use the report in hiring, coaching and giving feedback. Once...