2. WORKER TRAIT CODE SYSTEM
The Worker Trait Code System has been in use for over 30 years and has proven to be an outstanding vocational tool for identifying jobs, classifying job requirements, and understanding human motivation. The Worker Trait Code System has been modified from a proposal by the US Department of Labor’s 1965 version of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. The Worker Trait Code has seventy-two factors sorted into nine categories. The code’s purpose is to identify “those abilities, personal traits, and individual characteristics required of a worker in order to achieve successful job performance.” The architect of MAPP used this same criteria to define job positions and provide a method for individuals to identify their motivations and to improve their odds at success in “worker trait” terms. The Worker Trait Codes of the Position Profile and the Personal Profile can be simply and electronically matched in order to ensure the right person is working in the right job.
The Worker Trait Code Report contains the percentiles which determine the level of motivation the trait has for the person. The higher the percentile or the lower the level number, the greater chance the person has to succeed or compete with the general population in the trait area or activity. For example, a score of 88% (Level 1) indicates that only 12% of the general population is more motivated and interested in vocationally expressing this task. Traits in Level 1 are compulsive; Level 2 is highly motivated; Level 3 is moderately motivated.