Drives, Values and Motivations Assessment

Talent Q’s Drives assessment is an online questionnaire that discovers an individual’s values and motivations at work.

How an individual performs at work is based on much more than just their abilities, skills and behaviours- It is the individual's motivation and engagement that produces optimal performance and the right fit for a role. Understanding what your employees are motivated by is key bit of information to discover in the recruitment and development process.

Drives is an online questionnaire that focuses on an individual's values and motivations at work. It is used to measure what stimulates people in their working lives. Once you understand what motivates your employees, you will know how to keep them enthusiastic, driven and effective. Drives can help create a positive culture within your organisation, help you get your people engaged and reduce the risk of high employee turnover.

Drives, Values and Motivations Assessment example question

Drives measures four domains of human motivation that energise and drive an individual to behave in different ways at work - Challenge, Connection, Esteem and Personal. Contained within each domain are four drives (scales); each of the 16 drives are further categorised into three indicators (sub-scales):

  • Challenge- Achieving, pioneering, learning, personal growth

  • Connection- Positive impact, affiliation, service, supporting

  • Esteem- Authority, recognition, acquisition, professionalism

  • Personal- Security, stimulation, autonomy, well-being

Features and Benefits

  • Reduce employee turnover
  • Increase employee engagement and productivity
  • Support recruitment and development
  • Help create a positive working culture
  • Customise to your own values
  • Designed with the manager in mind
  • Create a great candidate experience
  • Multiple uses

Areas of use

  • Selection process
  • Internal moves
  • Assessment and development centres


Talent Q's Drives has 4 available report out puts that have been designed to provide clear, easy to interpret results to aid you with your people processes. Reports can be made up of as many of the sections below as needed:

Report Description
Assessment Report This report provides a profile and narrative overview of a person's key motivations across the 16 scales within the Drives model  
Candidate Report This report provides candidates with an overview of their individual drives
Coaching Report This in-depth profile report provides a detailed breakdown of an individual's motivations using the 48 indicators that make up the overall Drives model
Management Report This report provides practical guidance on how to engage people in the workplace

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At a glance

To assess an individual's values and motivations

Target group
Suitable for all individuals

Average completion time 30 minutes

Chinese (simplified), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai

Delivery options
Fully outsourced to be managed by Getfeedback or, providing that the user meets the accreditation requirements, can be managed in-house.

Customisable options
Can be combined with other instruments and offered as part of a branded test centre

Recognition as a high quality tool
Conforms to British Psychological Society guidelines

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