Drives, Values and Motivations Assessment

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


Average completion time 30 minutes


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


Suitable for all sectors, levels and functions


British Psychological Society (BPS) Level B accreditation or Getfeedback can provide feedback on the report at an additional cost

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


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:

This report provides a profile and narrative overview of a person’s key motivations across the 16 scales within the Drives model

View sample assessment report

This report provides candidates with an overview of their individual drives

View sample candidate reports

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

View sample coaching report

This report provides practical guidance on how to engage people in the workplace

View sample management report

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

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