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The Work Personality Index® assessment provides a clear framework for understanding the impact of personality on job performance. It helps you identify key motivators and behaviours – essential for hiring the right people, developing employees and supporting great leaders. Unlike other personality assessments the Work Personality Index® assessment only measures personality traits that are directly related to the work environment and on-the-job behaviours.This primary focus of the Work Personality Index® helps professionals make the most efficient and effective match between people and work roles.


What the Work Personality Index Measures

The Work Personality Index® focuses on the traits that are important in the work environment. This assessment is based on 21 primary scales that measure distinct aspects of work personality which allow professionals to make logical and informed connections regarding an individual’s preferences and their work behavior. These scales are categorized into six groups that provide a global view of work personality.

Energy and Drive
  • Social Confidence
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Leadership
  • Persuasion
  • Ambition
  • Energy


Work Style
  • Persistence
  • Rule-Following
  • Planning
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
Managing Change
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility


Dealing with Pressure and Stress
Problem Solving Style
Working With Others
  • Self-Control
  • Stress Tolerance



  • Innovation
  • Analytical Thinking



  • Outgoing
  • Teamwork
  • Concern for Others
  • Democratic

Uses of the Work Personality Index

With the Work Personality Index tool, you can assess aspects of personal work style for a number of different applications.

Employee Selection

The Work Personality Index assessment is useful in employee selection because it was designed to help match candidates’ characteristics with job requirements. When used in conjunction with other techniques and tools, can increase the effectiveness, accuracy and objectivity of an organization’s selection procedure.

Career Development

Career development revolves around helping people gain self-awareness of their skills, preferences and values and then identifying occupations that provide a good fit. Results from the Work Personality Index are also helpful for examining job satisfaction in a potential career area.

Team Building

The key aspect of effective team building is to help individuals understand themselves and other members of their team. This process allows the team to make the most of each person’s strengths and gives each team member an understanding of why and how others adopt different approaches to their work.

Leadership Development

The Work Personality Index allows organizations to assist leaders identify their strengths and common challenges in areas important to leadership development including how they work with others, how they set goals, approach their work, solve problems, deal with stress and manage change. Using the Work Personality Index in leadership development will help an individual increase their effectiveness and identify pivotal issues – including leveraging their strengths and overcoming weaknesses that, when addressed, will significantly enhance their performance and effectiveness.

Get started using the Work Personality Index®

The Work Personality Index® is a level A instrument, which means there are no restrictions to access and administer this assessment and do not require to be a trained and certified practitioner or hold a degree in psychology or a related discipline.

The Work Personality Index® assessment is available in the languages of French and English and contains 198 items that approximately will take 25 minutes to complete. Scoring can be completed online (CareerID) or prepaid (mail-in).


Begin using the Work Personality Index® in your employee selection or development program, contact one of our experts today.



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Work Personality Index Leadership Report

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Work Personality Index Career Report

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Work Personality Index Select Report

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Work Personality Index Job Match Report

Our experts will work with you to create custom job profiles to reflect the demands and key performance metrics that are required for success in your organization.

Results with the Work Personality Index®

North Park University

Building leaders in health care with the Work Personality Index® assessment.

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Extended Care Facilities provider uses the Work Personality Index® assessment to help leaders live their values.

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Major Retail Chain

The Work Personality Index® assessment helps retail organizations improve hiring decisions.

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