JPI: Cognitive & Behavioural


1. All JPI applications should ideally be coordinated by a member of the human resources team acquainted with the particular job within the company, assisted by other staff members selected from all interest groups inter alia, the person to whom the particular job reports, as well as other staff members with one or the other angle on the particular position, such as the previous or present incumbent, a subordinate who reports to the person in that job, a colleague who works in close collaboration with the person in the particular job, members of the affirmative action committee and the trade union who have one or the other direct connection with the job in question etc.

2. The JPI (Shortened) must be completed for all jobs that are profiled.

3. At least FIVE, but preferably more, members should be selected on to the JPI committee. Every member must complete this Shortened Job Profiling Inventory individually and independently from all other members of the JPI committee, without any consultation or discussion with any of the other members, prior to or during completion of the JPI. Results must then be fed into the computer for evaluation and final ranking of the selected job-related source competencies.

4. The following instructions must be meticulously followed by each and every one of the committee members:

(a) First select, from the total list of 38 source competencies in the Shortened JPI, the EIGHT competencies that, to your mind, are the most important ones for success in the particular job. You will note that 16 of the 38 source competencies are marked with an asterisk.

It is vitally important to make sure that you select at least FOUR of your EIGHT most important competencies of step 1 from the 16 competencies in the list that carry an asterisk.

On your separate answer sheet, circle either a 4 or a 5 next to the number that refers to each of the EIGHT most important competencies you have selected, to indicate how important [5 = ESSENTIAL and 4 = IMPORTANT] you regard each one of these eight most important competencies for the particular job.

(b) Then go back to the remaining source competencies in the Shortened JPI. Now select the next EIGHT most important source competencies for success in this job from any of the remaining 30 competencies in the Shortened JPI. Next to each of these on your separate answer sheet, circle a 3, which indicates that these are all regarded USEFUL by you.

5. Make sure to allocate weights to ALL the competencies selected from the list, meticulously following the procedure outlined above. 

Pib Speex 0100: Conceptualisation

  • The functional competency or skill to identify the relationship between parts;
  • The skills to complete the picture;
  • Envisage the whole or end-result;
  • To find solutions for problems in one’s mind and anticipate the outcome.

Pib Speex 0200's: Memory

  • The functional competency or skill to remember and to recall relevant information skill-fully from memory;
  • To have a good memory.

Pib Speex 0300's: Calculations

  • The functional competency to work with numbers and figures in a skill-full manner;
  • To be good with numbers and calculations.

Pib Speex 0400's: Observance

  • The functional competency or skill to pay adequate attention;
  • To look at something and to understand how it works;
  • To be sharp or alert.

Pib Speex 0500's: Assembling

  • The functional competency or skill to assemble parts and pieces into sensible wholes;
  • To be good in putting parts and pieces together.

Pib Speex 0600: Clerical

  • Classification skills and the functional competency or skill to arrange objects and other articles in a specific order;
  • To be good in administrating files and documents;
  • To arrange and / or to select competently.

Pib Speex 0700: Visual Comparison

  • The functional competency or skill to classify and to compare; to align / to categorise;
  • To be good in comparing and classifying things.

Pib Speex 0800: Visual Perception

  • The functional competency or skill to pay attention to visual detail;
  • To take a good look and to remember in detail.

Pib Speex 0900: General Knowledge

  • The functional competency or skill to expose oneself to a stimulating environment; 
  • To have good general knowledge about what goes on in the world;
  • To gather information from various sources; 
  • To accumulate knowledge of one’s environment; 
  • To acquire knowledge in general from the environment.

Pib Speex 1000's: Insight

  • The functional competency or skill to understand;
  • To be quick in understanding;
  • To grasp information.

Pib Speex 1100: Self-Concept

  • To be content with oneself and the person you really are;
  • To be confident about oneself and what one can do or achieve.

Pib Speex 1200: Socialisation

  • The ability to easily socialise with people;
  • To be comfortable among people.