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Personality Questionnaires: Predicting Performance and Future Potential

Personality assessments measure characteristics that predict performance and future potential in a specific job. Now available in more than 30 languages, SHL personality tests show how a candidate will fit into the work environment, work with other people, and cope with role-specific job requirements.

Personality Questionnaires: 

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32) 

The world’s leading personality assessment for predicting performance, potential, and fit is getting even better with a reimagined, mobile-optimized participant experience.

Predict talent potential and fit while identifying behavioral styles for engagement throughout the employee lifecycle. The employee lifecycle continues to evolve as business environments rapidly change, influencing the importance of talent performance to drive business results.

Screenshot SHL OPQ re-imagined

Last year alone, the OPQ was used to evaluate:

  • > 6.000.000 candidates from

  • 2,391 companies in

  • 61 countries

With more than 90 independent validation studies and more than 6 million completions during the last year, OPQ is one of the most widely used occupational personality questionnaires in the world.

SHL OPQ Universal Competency Report Sample
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Assessment 

of 32 specific personality characteristics critical for any given job. The OPQ assessment provides a clear framework for interpreting complex patterns of personality across three domains:

  • Relationships with people

  • Thinking style

  • Emotions and feelings

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The new look

and feel of OPQ is designed to help attract the best candidates and enhance your brand with a new mobile-optimized participant experience.  The new experience provides:

  • An engaging assessment experience
  • Faster overall response times (up to 50%)
  • Simple, user-friendly format across all device types
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Α Universal Tool

OPQ can be used across the whole employee life cycle:

  • In selection, to identify candidates most likely to succeed in a role

  • In team building, to improve team performance

  • In development, to identify strengths and development needs

  • In succession, to identify and develop future leaders

  • During transitions, as an input into redeployment and restructuring

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Custom Reports

If your organization has its own Competency Framework we can design a customized report. This report will be based on your organization's competencies and it can include the results from the OPQ and the Verify Interactive Cognitive Ability Tests. Furthermore additional section like interview guide, development guide or person-fit score can be included.

 

2x

People identified who are 2X as likely to be promoted or to perform exceptionally.

156

156 days saved in the hiring process during first year.

50%

Reduced development and preselection costs by 50%.

Measurable results

Lights in the Dark

A survey of global HR professionals found that 62% of respondents used personality assessments in the pre-hire process and 30% would look to use personality measures in the future to identify high-potential talent.

 

Personality Questionnaires: Motivation Questionnaire (MQ) 

The SHL Motivation Questionnaire (MQ) Assesses situations that are likely to increase or reduce the individual’s motivation to work.

The more motivated and engaged your workforce is, the greater your organization’s potential for success. However, motivators, such as recognition, development, and flexibility often differ widely depending on the individual. Thus, assessing for motivation allows an organization to understand what really drives candidates to excel.

The MQ measures 18 dimensions of motivation and provides a comprehensive profile of the motivational factors that affect an individual’s work performance. Candidates read statements that describe a situation or condition and then rate each statement as to how it would affect their motivation to work.

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Το MQ measures 18 dimensions

of motivation and provides a comprehensive profile of the motivational factors that affect an individual’s work performance. Candidates read statements that describe a situation or condition and then rate each statement as to how it would affect their motivation to work.
The MQ helps organizations:

  • Understand the link between individual motivation and employee engagement

  • Identify and manage an individual’s strongest motivators and demotivators

  • Improve employee motivation and engagement

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The MQ provides a range of easy-to-use reports:

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