Assessed for success

B.C. ministry’s award-winning program uses several tools to improve leadership
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/14/2012

When Elaine Jones became executive director of the strategic human resources branch at British Columbia’s Ministry of Finance in 2006, she wanted to make improvements on numerous fronts including employee engagement, a supportive culture and continuous learning.

A Myers-Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI) certified master practitioner, Jones was keen to use the MBTI instrument — an assessment of personality type — to deliver her vision for an improved workplace.

The MBTI is well-researched and has been around for about 70 years, so it’s valid and reliable, says Jones.