More positive than assessment, personal profiling seeks to identify the
things that a person is good at doing and how these might be combined
to form a significant part of a job. Coupled with job design,
personal profiling can greatly assist in employment retention or in the
creation of a new job for an individual.
Personal profiling involves getting to know the individual, their
background, their aspirations and their abilities. The process
seeks to identify positive aspects of the individual, so as to minimize
the impact of disability.
In no way does personal profiling seek to ignore disability or how it
might impact on a work situation. However, it does seek in the
first instance to concentrate attention on positive abilities rather
than negative disabilities.
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