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The Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32r)

The Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32r)

The Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32) from SHL is the market leading psychometric assessment test in the UK. It is also the most widely used behavioural psychometric assessment tool in the world. It is one of a range of online psychometric tests delivered by The OPG.

Used by around 80% of the FTSE 350, the OPQ32 is an easy to understand and reliable way to assess personality from a work preference perspective. Often it is combined with ability testing to get an all round assessment of capability and potential.

OPQ32 Update – Autumn 2019

SHL recently updated its flagship personality assessment, the Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32). The world’s leading personality assessment for predicting performance, potential and fit is now even better with a reimagined, mobile-optimized participant experience.

This means that the marketing leading psychometric test, The OPQ32, is more user friendly with strong face validity for technology driven candidates.

Have a look at our range of other psychometric assessments or use our contact form.


FAQs about The OPQ32 Psychometric Assessment

Can the OPQ be administered online?

Yes, this is the only way to administer it these days. It takes about 35 minutes to complete.

What languages can OPQ32 be taken in?

It is available in many languages. Contact our team for more details.

What type of reports can I obtain?

Can you bespoke an OPQ32 feedback report for our requirements?

Yes, the majority of our clients prefer The OPG to write bespoke OPQ32 reports around the client’s needs. This could be around values & competencies, and include behavioural interview questions or development points.

Our consultants, with their expert interpretation and reporting of the OPQ32 data, are well versed in helping our clients to understand a candidate’s organisational fit as well as their suitability for a specific role.

How do you provide feedback?

Feedback is provided by our expert BPS qualified consultants either by telephone with depth feedback discussions or, alternatively, as part of a face to face executive/leadership assessment.  Either way our consultants are skilled at leading high stakes assessment.

Can the OPQ32 be combined with other assessments?

Yes, The OPG provides a range of ability tests from the Verify range (numerical, verbal and similar ability tests) as well as the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking test and Management Scenarios Situational Judgement Tests.  On occasions, we use OPQ32 with 360 degree feedback as well as the OPQ32 is a good assessment of future potential to compliment the assessment of attainment provided by the 360 degree feedback.

Why use The OPG for OPQ32 Personality Assessments?

Clients who have worked with us nearly always come back to The OPG every time they have a critical hiring decision to make, need objective information for learning & development or as part of succession planning and organisational restructuring.

We provide hundreds of Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32) assessments a year and have unrivalled expertise in its use.

opq32 question example

Above is an example of an OPQ32 question which uses a forced choice format

OPQ32 Assessment is objective & fair

Fair, objective, valid and reliable, The OPQ32 psychometric has been through extensive validity studies to ensure that its psychometric assessments are defensible and an accurate predictor of both organisational and role fit.

The OPG always uses  psychometric tools which have the highest rating from The Psychological Test Centre of The British Psychological Society. Our advice is to always use assessments which require British Psychological Society level 1 and 2 accreditations in occupational testing as a minimum standard for administering psychometric assessment.

The OPQ32 can be used as part of a range of services from The OPG & Ramsey Hall

Our consultants are experts in all aspects of business psychology, leadership advisory and talent management. Our clients range from SMEs to multinational organisations across multiple sectors. Our case studies will give you a flavour of how we help to improve people and performance. Click here to see our latest survey research into psychometric assessment.

The OPG is an SHL Premium Partner

The OPG works in partnership with SHL and as such we are an SHL Premium Partner. We are recommended by SHL, the leading psychometric testing provider, as experts in the provision of SHL OPQ32 psychometric assessments, Verify ability tests, Management, Executive and Graduate Scenarios range of Situational Judgment Tests (SJTs).

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Southampton Office:

Phone: +44 (0) 2380 236 944

Email: medavis@ramseyhall.com

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The Occupational Psychology Group
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Phone: +44 (0) 161 848 0048

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