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Automotive Management Trait

Automotive Management Trait focuses on two key areas of people management – recruitment and professional development.


Automotive Management Trait is an automotive-specific psychometric profiling toll which has been mapped to the Automotive Management & Leadership Competency Framework.  The tool evaluations 13 personality traits to provide insight into the individual’s competencies and capabilities.

Core benefits

  • Automotive specific
  • Aligned to Automotive Management & Leadership Competency Framework
  • Enables better informed decision-making
  • Individual specific information
  • 10-15 minute completion time


With the average cost of management recruitment at £8,000 and automotive retail staff attrition as high as 30% - it is clear that recruitment impacts both the operational budget and overall profitability.

Automotive Management Trait offers a working solution to help a business select the right candidate for a role, enabling wise investment and recruitment decisions.

The Automotive Management Trait Selection report has been developed to provide a succinct overview of a candidate’s competencies.  Candidate specific prompts are included to assist the interviewer in finding out more details about the individual.

An in-depth Extended Selection report with further detail about characteristics and telephone support is available.

Selection made simple

  • Easy to use
  • Individual insights
  • Reduce risk of poor recruitment
  • Candidate-specific prompts for interviewer
  • 10-15 minute completion time
  • Quick access to reports

Professional Development

Investment in training and development creates employees who feel valued, providing returns for the business including length of service and contribution to the organisation.

However, commitment to all management development can be costly in both time and finances.  Automotive Management Trait provides a route to identify individual needs and enable targeted investment in training.

The Automotive Management Trait Development report gives an in-depth analysis of the individual, highlighting areas of potential strength and to identify specific training needs.

Development made simple

  • Precise, in-depth information
  • Focus for targeted development
  • Increase return on investment
  • Minimum disruption
  • Telephone support for each individual

Automotive Management Trait has been developed as part of a UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) initiative through a joint partnership between the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Aston Business Assessment (ABA, a spin out company of Aston University) and Motor Industry Consortium MIC) Ltd.

For more information about implementing Automotive Management Trait contact:

Tel: +44 (0) 845 658 6228.


Wendy Hennessy

+44 (0) 1992 511521