Personal Work Values Tests & Assessments

Our Work Values test or assessment accurately measures the personal values of the individual and matches them against those of the business to improve employee engagement. 

What is the Personal Work Values Test?

The Personal Values Test (PVP) is a psychometric tool that assesses an individual’s values, specific to the work context. 

It matches them according to a series of 21 pre-defined core values in the workplace or job.

Your report ranks values from most to least importance to the individual, providing your leaders with insights into their potential alignment with the core values of the organisation.

This gives you greater confidence with considering employees for hiring or for developing with training. 

What the Adaptability Assessment Measures

The Elite Adaptability Profile is a general indicator of the individual’s ability to modify their behavior to meet the demands and challenges of a new or changing environment, event or situation.

Create a Company Culture That Motivates Your People

When values are fully integrated into the culture of your organisation this can provide powerful insights into employee motivation methods.

This insight becomes the compass that your organisation can be guided by in selecting new team members, for rewarding and recognising employee’s performance, and build more synergised teams. 

Why Top Companies Choose the Personal Values Test

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Make Better Hiring Decisions

Accurately determine the overall compatibility of an individual with the organisation, increasing the success from your candidate selection from hiring.

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Increase Engagement

Dramatically improve employee engagement reducing recruitment costs.

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Find Employee Strengths

Uncover areas where individuals will make the most meaningful contributions and fill any development gaps may exist.

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Improve Company Culture

Facilitate more effective and smoother working relationships to increase employee productivity and harmony.

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Values Reports that Make Hiring People Easy

The Personal Values report provides an indication of an individual’s most and least important work values. This information can then be used to motivate, direct and focus that individual’s efforts in the workplace.

The report breaks 21 values facets down into:

  • Major Motivators
  • Minor Motivators
  • Potential De-motivators

What Information do Values Reports Provide?

A short introduction to the Personal Values assessment.

Windrose and bar charts detailing the individual’s major and minor motivators and possible demotivators.

A comprehensive description of each of the individual’s most important values, what they mean.

How to most effectively manage and motivate the individual in the workplace.

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Create a Company Values Profile

To ideally match and employee’s values to the company, it’s best to start with the Corporate Values Profile (CVP).  It identifies the specific core values of your business, creating a benchmark for candidates to be measured against.

It ranks them from the most to the least important in relation to the requirements and expectations of the function, job, team or business domain. 

This provides the clarity you need to make better team selection decisions to improve your company.

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Get a Free Personalised Quote

Get a free quote on our Personal or Company Values tests personalised to your own or your organisation’s needs. A free values sample report is also included.

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Development and Science Behind the Personal Values Test

The Personal Values Profile and assessments are based on the PhD study by Dr. Beatrice Hofmeyr on the life model that addresses career choices and life management.

Our values assessments are backed by robust scientific research and have a proven high reliability factor, ensuring you get accurate results.

Personal Values Applications

Use the personal values test to facilitate employee placements, career development, vocational counseling, job development, work adjustment, job satisfaction, job matching, team structuring and departmental/organisational understanding.

Do a thorough assessment of prospective employees during the intake phase and support your employee’s career development.

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Get Certified, Trained or Accredited in Personal Values

Find out more about our accreditation courses on the Personal Values Assessment where you can become officially trained in its use.

In the accreditation training you’ll learn about the fundamentals of Values testing and benchmarking and how the assessment can be effectively applied within the workplace to hire, develop and retain your talent.

Personal Values FAQs

What is the definition of work values?

Work values are beliefs, standards and priorities that guide how you function and make decisions in the workplace. Values are cognitive structures, but also have behavioural and affective dimensions. They are developed and crystallised throughout your lifetime through genetic, social and environmental experiences.

Values are the basis for the formulation of short and long-term goals. Therefore, individuals seek occupations that are compatible with their values.

What are examples of work values?

There Personal Work Values test measures 21 different values traits of an individual:

  1. Authority
  2. Creativity
  3. Independence
  4. Freedom of Lifestyle
  5. Variety
  6. Ability Utilisation
  7. Personal Development
  8. Achievement
  9. Prestige
  10. Social Interaction
  11. Concern for others
  12. Financial Rewards
  13. Risk
  14. Business Ethics
  15. Physical Activity,
  16. Physical Challenges
  17. Cultural Identity
  18. Close Relationships
  19. Predictable Environment
  20. Financial Security
  21. Artistic Appreciation

How to identify your values in the workplace?

Completing the Personal Values test is a great quick way to identify you core values. The report gives you a summary of your most important values, as well as those least important to you.

This helps you to identify your main motivators in the workplace, as well as possible de-motivators.

Why are personal values important for individuals and businesses?

Values are the core motivators that drive people at work and determine their main goals.

When the values of employees are closely aligned with those of the business, they are far more likely to be fully engaged, stay with the job and work in a productive way. This benefits both the individual and the business.

How to create a company values statement?

Once your business has completed a company values profile you will gain a deeper understanding of the values that are most important to your organisation. We can help you to turn this into strong a values statement that resonates with your people and shapes your company culture.

What makes a good employee/business culture fit?

While an individual’s values are rarely exactly the same as those of the organisation, by identifying people who have a similar set of values to the business you can hire employees who are a strong culture fit with your business.

How long does the personal values test take to complete?

The personal work values test is quick and easy to complete online, generally taking between 10-15 minutes.

How do employers use the personal work values assessment?

Employers and businesses commonly use the personal work values test to find and hire people who are a strong values/culture fit with their organisation and their people.

The assessment is also used to develop stronger more productive teams, increase employee motivation and engagement and train better leaders.

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