The PointLeader Focus Assessment (PFA) uses two sets of questions to identify the correct focus for any job with a 30- minute online questionnaire. The first set asks individuals to rate the importance and frequency of performing each competency to success in target job. The second set of questions asks them to rate the importance of 52 behavioral statements to job success. Each behavior is statistically linked to the PFA competencies.
For the purposes of job analysis, a third source of information comes from the O*NET importance ratings for each competency. These ratings are combined in our scoring algorithm with competency ratings and behavioral ratings from the PFA. This provides triangulation of information from a combination of inputs for each job profile. Based on final ratings, the focal competencies are identified and compared to archival norms for the target job from the PointLeader archives, as a verification step.