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OPQ-Occupational Personality Questionnaire

People aren`t your greatest asset-the right people are
The Occuppational Personality Questionnaire, the OPQ32, is one oft he most widely used and respected measures of workplace behavoural style in the world. It sets a high standard of measurement excellence, providing HR professionals and business managers with relevant and accurate information to make fast and well- informed people decisions. The OPQ32 provides a clear framework for understanding the impact of personality on job performace. It is internationally recognised for its accuracy of assessment. Over 90 independent validation studies have been conducted on the OPQ over a period of 25 years, across 20 countries and 40 industries, providing concrete evidence of its power to predict performace in the workplace.

Competence- and Potentialanalysis OPQ (with SHL license)
Success in the job does not only depend on the skills. Personality traits are the key to the identification of achievement potential. The OPQ32 provides detailed information on 32 specific personality characteristics which underpin an individual`s behaviour at work and their performance against key competencies. These 32 specific personality characteristics are divided into three categories:

  • Relationship Domain
  • Thinking Domain
  • Feelings and Emotions Domain
Excerpt of a profile:

When ist OPQ used?
The strutured questionnaire of the OPQ can be filled out by individuals and/or entire teams. It allows reliable statements about skills and potential. The OPQ32 can be used in the following areas:

  • Staff selection
  • Individual development /team development
  • Carreer advice
In which situations does the OPQ support you?

  • Indentification of suitable candidates in the selection process
  • Uncover hidden performace potential
  • Development of individuals and teams
  • Basis for leadership coaching
  • Positioning of the career
Are there also capabilitytests?
In the licensed SHL OPQ are also capability tests included. Here the relevant performance of a candidate is measured. These tests are offered in the following dimensions:

  • Verbal (Verbal ability; mesures the candidate`s ability to understand complex texts, to analyze and then draw appropriate conclusions)
  • Numercial (calculative-mathematical ability; mesures the ability of the candidate on the basis of data, statistical tables and graphs to make the right decisions or to come to the correct conclusions)
  • Inductive (abstract thinking; mesures the ability of a candiate, to come to conclusions, and irrespecitve of their knowledge, to identify relations between various concepts)
  • Checking (accuracy; mesures the abilty of the candidate to compare information quickly and accurate)
  • Calculating (mesures the ability of a candidate to accomplish additions, substractions, divisions and multiplications quickly and accurate)
Which report are available?
New reports are developed countinuously. Depending on the situation different reports have to be used . This may include (a non-exthaustive selection):

  • Personal profil(see sample pdf)
  • Management skills report
  • Team Impact Report (individual and/or teams`)
  • Development planner (see sample pdf)
  • Leadership Report(see sample pdf)
  • Emotional Intelligence Report
  • Sales Report
  • etc.
How do you get your OPQ?
A personality- assesment is online available – anywhere and any time. The OPQ32 can be used easily, quickly and cost effectively. We are licensed users of OPQ32 and advice you in the choice oft he method, which is tailored to your particular needs. Give us a call – we will advise you competently and effectivly.