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Workplace Personality Assessments for Recruitment

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Workplace Personality Tests & Assessments

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Thomas' workplace personality assessment

Our personality assessment gives you the people insights to make smarter recruitment decisions, protect employee wellbeing and improve business performance.

How our workplace personality test works

We present widely accepted psychological theories in our user-friendly platform, which gives you insights to make effective recruitment and development decisions.

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Simple assessment

Gain comprehensive insights into a candidate's suitability to a role in ten minutes.

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Detailed insight

Our insights show how each candidate responds to stress, competitiveness and openness to change at work.

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Robust science

Our assessment has been extensively validated and optimized for workplace application following psychometric research with thousands of participants and is based on the Big Five psychological theory.

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Assessment information

  • Assessment type: Personality
  • Format: 78 questions
  • Time to complete: 10 minutes
  • Training required: None


Our assessment has been extensively validated and optimized for workplace application following psychometric research with thousands of participants. This means our platform is built from science you can trust.

Read a sample candidate profile to see Thomas in action.

For our senior team members, who are highly skilled and experienced people, the Personality assessment has helped to bring clarity to conversations on where to go next helping us to put leadership action plans in place.

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Personality Background

The theory

Our personality assessment is powered by the High Potential Trait Indicator (HPTI) which was developed by Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham in 2006.

The assessment measures conscientiousness, adjustment, curiosity, risk approach, ambiguity acceptance and competitiveness.

Read our factsheet for more information on getting predictive insights into how well someone will fit a job role.

Download the factsheet for more information on getting the best possible predictive insight into how well someone will fit a job role

Personality Format


Our personality assessment is a self-report questionnaire. You’ll be asked to select your level of agreement on a Likert scale of 1-7 (1 ‘disagree completely’ to 7 ‘agree completely’) with 78 unique items. The assessment takes ten minutes to complete.

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Reliability & validity

Our personality test has been developed through research programs and in collaboration with researchers at University College London and High Potential Psychology Ltd, and extensively validated and optimized for workplace applications following psychometric research.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a personality test for employment?

Our personality tests for employment and development measures conscientiousness, adjustment, curiosity, risk approach, ambiguity, acceptance, and competitiveness. A workplace personality test is a tool used to evaluate the personality traits and characteristics of potential candidates. These assessments provide insights into how candidates may behave and interact in the workplace. If used in the recruitment process, these assessments will identify candidates who are not only capable but also a good cultural fit. 

How do employment personality tests work?

Employment personality tests are designed to assess the personality traits, attitudes, and behaviors of job applicants before they are hired. Candidates are presented with a series of questions or statements and are asked to respond based on their preferences or opinions. The responses are then analyzed to generate a profile that highlights the candidate's personality traits and characteristics. These tests provide valuable information to employers in making more informed hiring decisions.

How can personality tests benefit employers and employees?

By assessing the personality traits and behaviors of employees, employers can structure teams with complementary skills and communication styles, fostering better collaboration and conflict resolution. Insight into individual strengths and preferences means efficient task assignment, increased productivity, and a harmonious workplace. For employees, this test promotes self-awareness, aiding personal growth and career trajectory. Ultimately, workplace personality tests contribute to improved team dynamics, communication, productivity, and individual fulfillment in the workplace. 

How do personality tests help with hiring and selection?

Personality tests offer information that goes beyond qualifications and experience. Insights gained in these assessments help employees and recruiters assess whether a candidate will be a suitable fit for the organization’s culture and the role's requirements.

What are employers looking for in personality assessments?

Employers are looking for candidates who are likely to contribute harmoniously to the organization as a whole. Common traits and competencies include teamwork skills, leadership potential, and adaptability, but these vary across roles and organizations. Mutual success between employer and employee is achieved by aligning individual strengths with the right roles and the preferred team dynamic.

Why do companies give personality tests?

Companies use personality tests in their recruitment process to assess a candidate’s personality traits. Insights from these assessments enhance hiring decisions, reduce turnover, and optimize team composition. For current employees, personality tests identify strengths, weaknesses, and potential for growth within the organization. This allows for targeted development, succession planning, and better team composition. 

How can Thomas help with workplace personality tests?

The Thomas Personality assessment is powered by the High Potential Trait Indicator assessment, or HPTI, which was developed by renowned psychologist Ian MacRae and Prof. Adrian Furnham in 2006. It is based on the globally recognized and respected Big Five psychological theory – one of the most widely researched and accepted psychological models of human personality. The 10-minute assessment consists of 78 questions and has been optimized for the workplace using a six-trait model. The candidate’s responses are shown on a continuum for each of the six traits measured – conscientiousness, adjustment, curiosity, risk approach, ambiguity acceptance, and competitiveness. Contact a member of our team for a consultation.