Recruit for Adaptability and Tolerance of Ambiguity


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The Indicator of Ambiguity (I Am)® Recruitment Report

How Adaptable to Change is Your Next Hire?

In every workplace, some roles require a greater ability for dealing with ambiguity than others.

People with an openness to ambiguity embrace and respond to change and uncertainty more positively than other employees who are less open.

Openness to ambiguity is related to a range of positive behaviours, such as:

  • Improved problem solving
  • Purposeful decision making
  • Increased creativity
  • Greater job satisfaction

In turn, this can lead to:

  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Lower unplanned staff turnover rates
  • More effective teamwork
  • Higher job performance
  • Stronger organisational commitment

Employ people who adapt positively to change, ambiguity and uncertainty

The Indicator of Ambiguity (I Am)® Recruitment Report provides you with data about a candidate’s level of ability to adapt to an ever-increasing change environment.

The I Am® data provides you with a report detailing the candidates’ results and is supported by a comprehensive Interview Guide allowing the interview team to target specific areas of both opportunity and hestitation regarding the candidates I Am® results.

The Interview Guide nominates the right questions and provides you with an indication of the desired responses.

Of course, with skill development and the right motivation, most people can and do develop an enhanced ability to thrive in ambiguous environments. What the I Am® tool does is provide you with a snapshot of where the individual sits right now and insight into areas of targeted development for the future.

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Recruit with Confidence


In addition to the report, you will be provided with behavioural interview questions designed to help interview panels to explore and validate areas of expertise and experience in relation to their responses to the assessment.

You will also receive guidance about the evidence and responses expected from a candidate based on their results.



The I Am® is a psychometric assessment based on the Big 5 Personality Traits. It is the first tool of its kind in the world that specifically measures an employees’ current tolerance of ambiguity and their adaptability to change in the workplace.

The I Am® measures a person’s approach and response to uncertainty and ambiguity. Results are plotted on a circular graph called the I Am® Compass.

The I Am® Compass comprises three Dimensions, each with a number of Elements.

After the candidate completes the assessment, you will be sent a practical report of the candidate’s areas of strength and challenge and how they will likely respond to change, ambiguity and uncertainty.

Increase The Quality of Your Hires

The I Am® tool is useful for any roles where managing and thriving in ambiguous, changing or complex environments is required. The tool is ideal for senior or executive-level positions, management or leadership roles, or key project roles in transformational change processes.

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The I Am® tool is a scientifically validated psychometric test that provides real-world insights of how an individual currently responds to change, ambiguity and uncertainty.

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Easy Administration

The tool takes approximately 15-20 minutes for the candidate to complete and can be accessed from any digital device. You receive a report within one business day.

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Clear Reports

Reports are easy to understand, with clear areas for action and further exploration helping you increase the quality of your shortlisting and hires.


  • Hiring Managers
  • Recruitment Agencies
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Boards
  • Business Consulting Firms
  • Talent Developers & Succession Planners


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Fewer Replacements

Placing the person best equipped to adapt to an ambiguous environment or role can reduce the likelihood of clients using replacement guarantee periods due to a poor match or the candidate leaving, allowing you to focus your time on revenue-generating roles.

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Aligning a candidate’s tolerance of ambiguity with the level of ambiguity in the workplace can lead to lower attrition, therefore reducing the cost of ongoing recruitment and onboarding associated with high attrition rates.

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Competitive Advantage

Providing you with valuable candidate data which gives you a unique point of differentiation and enables you to make more robust decisions about shortlisting and hiring.

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Take the Next Step

Want to Know More?

To take the next step, book a one-hour introduction session where we will talk you through the Indicator of Ambiguity (I Am)® Recruitment Tool, including an overview of the assessment and the Interview Guide.

After the session, you will be offered a free 30-day trial of the I Am® Recruitment Tool to get you started and discover the value the tool can add to you and your clients.

Book an Indicator of Ambiguity (I Am)® Recruitment Tool Introductory Session