A new study hopes to benefit businesses and the fleet and insurance sectors by providing greater insight into the risk that employees who drive for a living could present.
Behavioural profiling will be used in the Driver Safe 2015 report, undertaken by Applied Driving Techniques, in a bid to predict a driver's "inherent risk status", hgvuk.com reports. The process will incorporate emotional intelligence, psychometric and motivator profiling techniques to reach its conclusions.
The impact of the study could prove invaluable to businesses, and ultimately to anyone who gets behind the wheel. Not only will driver recruitment and fleet management be improved, but plenty of accidents will be prevented and the roads in general will become far safer, thehrdirector.com notes.
Dr Jim Golby PhD FCIPD, director of research and customer experience at Applied Driving Techniques, said: "Our aim is to both help significantly improve driver recruitment and address the limitations associated with current driver risk assessment.
"We are looking to demonstrate that there is indeed a relationship between an individual's specific behavioural profile, their personality characteristics and their overall attitude to driving and actual observed behaviour behind the wheel of a vehicle. If proven, this could be a highly beneficial finding in terms of preventing and addressing risk and enhancing the driver recruitment process."