About Talent Q
Established in 2006 by Roger Holdsworth (co-founder of SHL), Talent Q design and deliver online psychometric assessments, training programmes and consultancy services. They operate both nationally and internationally in over 40 languages and across 50 countries. Their psychometric training courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society and the Chartered Banker Institute. Their portfolio of ability assessments are called Aspect.
Talent Q products
1. Ability Tests
Numerical – These are used to measure an individual’s ability to analyse and interpret data using basic arithmetic and calculations expected in the workplace. The data is normally presented in the form of graphs, tables and diagrams. They include 12 questions and whilst there is no overall time limit, there is one for each question. 90 seconds for the first question in each table and 75 seconds for the rest. On average the tests take 10 minutes.
Verbal – These are used to examine the individual’s ability to read, understand and interpret written information. They include 12 questions based on the provided passage of text. No overall time limit but there is one for each question, 75 seconds for the first question and 60 seconds for the remaining ones. On average the tests take 8 minutes
Diagrammatic – These are used to assess an individual’s ability to analyse and draw conclusions from diagrammatically presented data. It requires the candidate to detect similarities and differences within the patterns of data provided. They include 8 tables of information, each containing 5 or 6 rows of data. There is no overall time limit, but there is one for each question. 60 seconds for the images with 6 rows and 50 seconds for the images with 5 rows. On average the tests take 6 minutes.
2. Situation Judgement Tests
These are designed to assess an individual’s aptitude and suitability for a role based on their responses to a series of decision-making scenarios that they are likely to face in the workplace. Each question comprises of 4 or 5 actions to choose from.
3. Personality Tests
These are used to assess the individual’s behavioural style and preference in the workplace, such as how they handle work relationships and manage their tasks. The questionnaire (entitled ‘Dimensions’) measures the personality across three areas; People and relationships, tasks and projects, drives and emotions. The questionnaire is completed online and includes 160 statements about behavior at work. It takes about 25 minutes to complete.