What is PPA?

 PPA is a behavioural profile that provides an accurate insight into how people behave at work.  It provides the real answers to questions such as:

  • What are this person's strengths?
  • Is our business playing to this person's strengths?
  • Which limitations will impact on their ability to be successful?
  • Will this person be successful in a role that is technical, quality or standards focused?
  • Does this person drive for results?
  • Can this person work with and through people?
  • Will this person excel in a service, support or specialist role?

How can PPA help you?


Thomas PPA will help you to reduce the cost and risk of recruitment and speed up your process.


Thomas PPA will help you to reduce staff turnover by identifying what motivates and engages your staff.


Thomas PPA will help you to know precisely where to invest your learning and development budget to achieve the maximum impact on your business.


Thomas PPA will help your managers spend less time managing poor performers and more time motivating top performers by ensuring they are working on the behavioural issues that will bring the biggest benefit to the business.

What you get

Thomas PPA takes 8 minutes to complete and you are provided with an initial profile detailing:

  • How a person prefers to behave at work and the characteristics they will demonstrate
  • Any frustrations the person has in their current job
  • How or whether a person is modifying their behaviour in their current role
  • Their behaviour under pressure
  • Their strengths, limitations and value to the organisation

Once PPA has been completed, you have instant access to over 20 additional reports that enable you to match people to jobs, sift CVs, manage, coach, develop and train your people.

Profile Analysis

A comprehensive report on an individual's working strengths, fears, motivators and value to the organisation. Indicates behaviour under pressure, behavioural modifications and frustrations.

Executive summary

A succinct overview of the information contained in the PPA Profile.  Sales interview questionnaire.  A series of sales interview questions tailored to the candidate's profile.

General questionnaire

A series of interview questions tailored to the candidate's profile.

How to manage

Tells you how to manage the individual.

Training needs

Identifies weaknesses and training needs.

Further reports include:

Sales audit, Career guide, Admin/tech audit, Call centre audit, Graphs & scores, Job profile, Job/candidate comparison, Compatibility and Search & select.

Thomas PPA is part of a range of assessments that empower businesses to transform the performance of their teams and individuals - and deliver an immediate impact on their organisation.  Our assessments work together to give you a full insight into what makes people successful - their behaviours, personality, aptitude and ability, competency and hard skills.

Thomas has been at the forefront of assessment innovation for 30 years. We provide assessments in 56 languages and have a presence in over 60 countries. Today we are working with 32,000 companies and 250,000 trained Thomas users worldwide. Our clients span every type of business of all sizes and complete over 1.5 million assessments every year


Personal Profile Analysis is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and audited against technical criteria established by the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations, confirming it meets the psychometric requirements for use as a psychological tool. 

Angela Kimberley is a Thomas trained Disc Practitioner

To find out more and access your personal PPA contact Angela on 07814 883380, email contact@angelakimberley.co.uk