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90 questions
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Multiple choice
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Agree and Disagree
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Bespoke reporting
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Delivered online, all browsers
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PC, Mac, Laptop, Mobile, Tablet compatible
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Anti-cheating measures
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Hire best-fit top talent using a science-backed personality recruitment questionnaire. View plans


Our Pre-employment Work-style Personality Questionnaire:

  • Is a self-report questionnaire
  • Involves answering honestly to what extent agree or disagree with statements using the Likert scale
  • Measures natural personality traits and work-style behaviors and preferences based on The Big 5 Model: extroversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism
  • Includes a social desirability scale: answers are overly-favorable or overly-critical
  • Preference test with a long history of research and validation; reliability of alpha > .70
  • Designed, developed and scientifically validated by former SHL and IBM Kenexa Chartered Psychologists, Scientists and Psychometricians
  • Benchmarked scores based on large control groups for standardized and valid comparisons
  • Inclusive, fair, without bias
  • Include adjustments for disabilities
  • Include anti-cheating measures
  • User-friendly interface and easy to navigate with no time limit so candidates can focus on answering honestly at their own pace
  • Fully compliant with current industry practices


Our Work-style Personality Questionnaire for selection offers:

1Fast and Cost-effective Hiring Process

  • An automated personality test streamlines your recruitment process
    • save time by adding the test and inviting thousands of candidates in minutes
    • immediately access candidate results in one click
    • quickly and efficiently set threshold criteria to select candidates with the personality traits and work preferences that best-fit your role and organization
    • reduce your workload with an easy-to-navigate software automating administrative tasks and decreasing time-to-hire
  • Less than £1 per candidate with our most popular package for the use of ALL tests

2High-Quality Hires

  • Our scientifically-proven personality test predicts whether candidates would be a good fit for your role and organization
  • Compare candidates’ personality traits directly against your company culture and preferred work style, especially when a bespoke solution
  • Our thoroughly-researched personality questionnaire helps selecting high-performers who stay longer
  • Aligned to the correct role and work environment for them, candidates will be happier and more energized

3Reduction of conscious and unconscious bias

  • Recognizes individuality to give all candidates an equal opportunity
  • Data-driven: select candidates objectively based on their personality preferences and potential fit, not biases such as:
    • gender
    • ethnicity
    • race
    • sexual orientation
    • background
    • education
  • Our scientifically-tested assessment ensure compliance of your company’s recruitment process and is legally defensible
  • Ensure a more diverse and inclusive workforce

Work-style Personality Questionnaire Use Cases

Most suitable for:

  • Early-stage screening and initial evaluation, routine selection, and pre-interview shortlisting
  • High-volume recruitment and testing
  • Medium-volume recruitment and testing: identifying personality traits for later stage discussion
  • Proactive hiring: creation of talent pools of pre-screened candidates
  • Internal training and development programmes: a diagnostic tool to objectively evaluate employee and team preferences and alignment

Target audience:

  • Early Careers (Graduates, Interns, Apprentices)
  • Professionals (Specialists, Managers)


  • Relevant for all sectors
  • In particular: Finance, Retail, Consulting, Sales, Engineering, Public Sector, Technology, HR


  • Relevant for all roles, especially those where employee alignment to the work environment and company culture is key
  • Example roles: Financial Analyst, Computer Engineer, Consultant, Data Analyst, Sales Analyst, HR Manager, Data Scientist, Retail Adviser

Tips when using the
Pre-Hire Personality Questionnaire

Get the most out of our Work-style Personality Questionnaire for hiring:

  • At later stages of recruitment, accompany the work-style personality test with other candidate selection tools, such as structured job interviews and assessment center exercises
    • These can delve deeper into candidates’ preferences and personality traits which are first highlighted in the personality questionnaire
  • Research shows using multiple assessment methods increases the validity of results significantly
  • This ensures fully-informed, objective hiring decisions

Shortlist best-fit candidates in 3 simple steps:

First Feature


Set up your assessment campaign in 4 fast and seamless steps.
First Feature

2 Assess candidates

Invite candidates to take tests on our accessible, easy-to-use platform.
First Feature

3 Select Candidates

Filter rank-ordered candidates fast to select your top talent.

Bespoke Personality Questionnaire

We understand that no one-personality-fits-all. Customize and upgrade scoring and reporting for our Work-style Personality Questionnaire:

For upgraded reporting:

  • Simply send us the exact requirements and personality framework for your role and company
  • Flexibly quantify the report: build red danger zones, amber, and green zones and an overall job-fit score
  • Highlight at a glance the candidates who most align with your organization’s specific work style and the behavioral preferences required to well in the given role
  • Bespoke personality test reporting is charged at $995 per role

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I customize the Assess Candidates work-style personality questionnaire for the role and my organization?

We gladly offer the option to customize your reporting for the work-style personality questionnaire to fit your organization's personality framework and preferences. Please contact us to discuss further details and for us to understand the specific roles and your personal requirements.

How should I combine the Assess Candidates pre-employment personality test with other hiring tools?

Assess Candidates offers end-to-end assessments you may combine together depending on the recruited role. Our portal provides various pre-employment tests as well as game-based assessments and video interviews to paint well-rounded pictures of candidates. There is no limit to the number of different tests you can use in your campaign.

How do Assess Candidates ensure objectivity of the work-style personality questionnaire?

It is our priority to design tests free of bias. We use science and experience to create pre-employment work personality tests that objectively evaluate candidates' personality preferences. All our tests also include functionalities for candidates who need extra time, have visual disabilities, and/or suffer from color blindness.

How effective is the Assess Candidates pre-employment personality test in hiring?

Assess Candidates pre-hire personality test is a preference assessment with decades of research history and scientific validation, demonstrating its effectiveness. Our tests have undergone industry-standard design procedures and rigorous scientific reviews by former SHL and IBM Kenexa chartered psychometricians to ensure they accurately predict candidates’ personality preferences, traits, motivations, and work style.

Where in my recruitment process should I use a work-style personality test?

Work-style personality tests are typically used during the early stages of the recruitment process to learn more about candidates before the interview or assessment center stage. Personality tests quickly and efficiently help you determine whether candidates have the desired cultural fit for your role and organization and aid you in shortlisting only those who are best-fit.

How difficult is the Assess Candidates work-style personality questionnaire?

We have carefully designed our personality questionnaire with the candidate in mind to ensure they are straightforward to take. Assess candidates work-style personality questionnaire is not timed nor does it include trick statements but rather designed so candidates can focus on answering the statements honestly at their own pace to show their authentic personality traits.

How much does the Assess Candidates pre-employment personality questionnaire cost?

Our off-the-shelf personality questionnaire is included in all Assess Candidates plans. Costs of bespoke personality reporting are based on initial assessment of the scope of work and requirements. Please get in touch with our team to discuss pricing.

What does the pre-employment work-style personality test measure?

The pre-employment work-style personality test dives deep into candidates' personality traits and work-style preferences to predict whether candidates would be a good fit for your role and organization. Candidates whose personality traits align better with the company culture and personality framework tend to be more energized and happier in their role. They also perform better and stay longer.

What support does Assess Candidates offer in candidate assessment?

The Assess Candidates Support team is always here to help our clients. We offer technical support included in all our plans and a dedicated Client Relationship Manager for our ‘Unlimited Use 12-months’ and ‘Corporate’ plans.

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