Occupational Personality Questionnaire

Gives organizations an understanding of how aspects of an individual’s behavioural style will affect his or her performance at work.

Description

The Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) gives organizations an understanding of how aspects of an individual’s behavioural style will affect his or her performance at work. The depth of insight and range of business-relevant reports means it is a popular choice in many settings including, selection for graduate, professional and management positions, onboarding of new employees, leadership development and team building. The OPQ32r is the latest and most comprehensive version of the OPQ.

Job Family/Title: All
Average Testing Time (minutes): 25 minutes
Allowed Time (minutes): Untimed
Maximum Number of Questions: 104 questions
Number of Sittings: One
Designed for Unproctored Environment: Yes
Question Format: Forced Choice
Product Category: Personality

The following 32 specific personality characteristics, measured by the OPQ32, can be mapped to the required competencies of a given job role.

Relationships with People

o Influence: Persuasive, Controlling, Outspoken, Independent Minded
o Sociability: Outgoing, Affiliative, Socially Confident o Empathy: Modest, Democratic, Caring

Thinking Style

o Analysis: Data Rational, Evaluative, Behavioural
o Creativity and Change: Conventional, Conceptual, Innovative, Variety Seeking, Adaptable
o Structure: Forward Thinking, Detail Conscious, Conscientious, Rule Following

Feelings and Emotions

o Emotions: Relaxed, Worrying, Tough-minded, Optimistic, Trusting, Emotionally Controlled
o Dynamism: Vigorous, Competitive, Achieving, Decisive

The OPQ helps organizations:

• Identify the best-fit applicants for a given role
• Improve interview hit rates
• Identify future leaders
• Redeploy talent across the business
• Evaluate the talent pool following a merger /acquisition/ restructure
• Create winning project teams
• Manage the transformation of a technical specialist to an effective people manager

There is a range of user-friendly, business relevant reports available based on the OPQ32.

OPQ reports are designed to ensure that results can be meaningfully interpreted and understood in business contexts.

• Designed for use in businesses by managers or trained HR professionals
• Targeted, user-friendly and professional formats
• Clear, concise language with easy to understand graphical summaries
• In-depth, insightful information to use across a wide range of contexts

The report range includes reports designed for use by HR professionals, line managers and candidates for a variety of purposes including recruitment, development, team building and career guidance. Please contact us to help you select the reports which are right for you.

Available Reports (Each billed separately):

OPQ Candidate Plus Report – A brief narrative OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report designed to be given to the individual who completed the OPQ.

o For: Director, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Front Line Manager, Mid-Professional, General Population, Supervisor, Graduate.
o Available in English, Finnish.

OPQ Candidate Report – A brief narrative OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report structure around 3 OPQ profile sections which can be given to candidates to keep after a feedback session.

o For: Director, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Front Line Manager, Mid-Professional, General Population, Supervisor, Graduate.
o Available in Danish, Dutch, English (USA), English International, Finnish, Flemish, French, French (Belgium), French (Canada), German, Italian, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Swedish

OPQ Emotional and Social Competency Report – The Emotional and Social Competence Report provides an indication of an individual’s strengths and development needs against Emotional Intelligence (EI) competencies. The Emotional and Social Competence report has been developed to assess EI specifically in the workplace.

OPQ Emotional Intelligence Report – This OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report explores how a person manages feelings and relationships with other people. It is intended for use in a development setting.

o For: Director, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Front Line Manager, Mid-Professional, General Population, Supervisor, Graduate
o Available in Danish, Dutch, English (USA), English International, Finnish, French, French (Canada), Latin American Spanish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Swedish

OPQ Leadership Report – The Leadership Report provides an objective assessment of leadership attributes. This report is ideal for most professional level jobs where the use of the OPQ32 is appropriate. The report is designed to support both selection and development activities.

o For: Director, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Mid-Professional
o Available in Chinese Simplified, Dutch, English (USA), English International, French, German, Japanese, Latin American Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Swedish

OPQ Manager Plus Report – This concise OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report is designed for use with and by managers. It uses clear succinct bullets and tables for ease of interpretation. It provides simple comments on each of the personality traits.

OPQ Manager Report – This OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report is a brief narrative report, intended to be used as a basis for providing written feedback to line managers. It contains the same narrative test as the User Report, but without technical OPQ information such as the profile chart or graphical scales.

o For: Director, Entry-Level, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Front Line Manager, Mid-Professional
o Available in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (USA), English International, Finnish, French, French (Canada), German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

OPQ Maximizing Your Learning Report – This OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report is designed to help people get the most from their development. It summarizes the preferred approach to learning across four dimensions.

o For: Director, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Front Line Manager, Mid-Professional, General Population, Supervisor, Graduate
o Available in Danish, Dutch, English International, Portuguese, Swedish

OPQ MQ Sales Report – The Sales Report provides a snapshot of an individual’s natural styles that are critical to sales success in a simple, easy-to-use format. Each of the three sections in the report provides a graphical scale showing how the candidate’s responses rated on a scale of low to high, or not motivating to very motivating. Each rating is followed by a description of how a high or a low score could be interpreted for on-the-job performance, enabling a hiring manager to identify potential strengths, weaknesses and areas to investigate further.

o For: Director, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Front Line Manager, Mid-Professional, General Population, Supervisor, Graduate
o Available in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English (USA), English International, Finnish, French, French (Canada), German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

o For: Director, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Front Line Manager, Mid-Professional, General Population, Supervisor, Graduate
o Available in International English

OPQ Profile Report – This is a graphical profile charts presenting results across the 32 OPQ scales.

OPQ Team Impact – Individual Development Report – These reports are based on the SHL Team Impact Model, which is focused on actual team processes. They are supported by clear and easy to understand graphics which do not require OPQ training.

OPQ – Team Impact – Selection Report – These reports are based on the SHL Team Impact Model, which is focused on actual team processes. They are supported by clear and easy to understand graphics which do not require OPQ training.

OPQ UCF Development Action Planner Report – The UCF Development Action Planner report builds a profile of an individual’s personal style in a work environment. The report uses the Universal Competency Framework (UCF) to provide an accurate measure of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses as they relate to their potential performance at work. It also provides the individual and their line manager with development tips in those areas where there is opportunity for improvements.

o For: Director, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Front Line Manager, Mid-Professional, General Population, Supervisor, Graduate
o Available in Chinese Simplified, Danish, Dutch, English (USA), English International, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Swedish

OPQ Universal Competency Report – The Universal Competency Report is based on the OPQ32, and is an easy to interpret report that provides line managers with relevant information about an individual’s potential to perform across 20 critical job competencies. It consists of an overall summary of potential on each competency and additional detail showing which aspects of personal style contribute positively or negatively to potential on each competency area.

o For: Director, Executive, Professional Individual Contributor, Manager, Front Line Manager, Mid-Professional, General Population, Supervisor, Graduate
o Available in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (USA), English International, Finnish, French, French (Canada), German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

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