Liam Healy & Associates

chartered occupational psychologists

On Line Psychometric Assessment

Psychometric assessment provides a detailed and highly specific assessment of a candidate's fundamental personality traits, and can be used for a wide range of jobs. However, in cases where it is not feasible to carry out a face to face assessment, an on line psychometric assessment may be a better solution.

Perhaps a candidate may be in another part of the country, or there may be too many candidates to test all in one go. When this occurs an ideal way of managing the process is to use our on line service which allows our clients access to a high quality assessment tool, at a fraction of the normal cost of face to face assessment.  Click here to see a step by step guide.

Our internet-based assessment system administers, scores and then produces a descriptive personality profile report, complete with customised interview questions, based on our own 12 scale, 112 item Work Personality Questionnaire (WPQ).

The system is designed for use in recruitment and selection. The advantages are –

  • Saves Time  - candidates can be assessed any time. All you need to do is input the candidate's name and email address. The system sends an invitation to the candidate by email and they then complete the on line questionnaire. This enables individuals to complete the assessment in their own time, and from any location where they have access to the Internet. The instant the Test Taker has completed their assessment you are automatically emailed to notify you that their assessment report is available to view, save or print.
  • Reduces Cost - no psychometric test training or test material purchase is required.
  • Provides Accurate and Practical information  - combines the analytical rigor of psychometric assessment with the pragmatic and practical benefits of a structured interview.
  • Eases the Load on the Client - the whole assessment process is automated and the Personality Profile Report produced comes with an integrated ready made interview structure.

What does the On Line Assessment Measure?

The WPQ is a fully factor analysed, normative and trait-based measure of personality, designed and standardised for web based administration. The WPQ provides a highly focused insight into a number of naturally emerging bipolar personality trait scales, which can be clustered together into four occupationally relevant areas :

1. Working with Others

Submissive, compliant - Assertive, dominant
Socially retiring, shy - Socially confident, outgoing
Trusting, accepting - Wary of others, suspicious
Private, discrete - Open, straightforward
Group oriented - Independent, self reliant

2. Managing Pressure

Emotionally calm, stable - Emotionally reactive, excitable
Low self esteem, self doubting - High self esteem, self confident

3. Preferred Work Environment

Cautious, careful, serious - Enthusiastic, spontaneous
Expedient, rebellious - Rule oriented, conforming
Inflexible, cautious of change - Adaptable, flexible, open to change

4. Thinking Style

Thick skinned, objective, logical - Sensitive, subjective
Concrete thinking, practical - Abstract thinking, imaginative

The report is designed as a starting point for assessment and is in a structured feedback interview format. As with all good test practice it must to be fed-back to the candidate to ensure accuracy, and be supported with information from other sources.

How do I Get More Information or Arrange a Free Trial?

Please visit to create your own free trial client account. Once you have created your own account you can download a detailed information pack from your account page.

Only genuine organisations who are considering using our service may set up a trial account. Private individuals and candidates, or potential candidates may not set up a trial account.