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About Talent Q

Talent Q, an increasingly popular assessment company, is part of the Korn Ferry Hay Group. Its tests are used by the likes of Astra Zeneca, BT, Carlsberg, Citi, RBS, Royal Mail, Volkswagen, and many others.

This page outlines how JobTestPrep can help you prepare for Talent Q's Elements ability tests, the psychometric test series used for selection and talent management.

Talent Q's ability tests differ from other common psychometric tests with regard to concepts, test formats, and question types. One of the main differences is that the tests are adaptable. This means that depending on whether your response to a question is correct or incorrect the system presents you with a subsequent question of either greater or lesser difficulty until your appropriate difficulty level is found. This ability and performance-based testing method allows for tests to be relatively shorter (a maximum of 16 minutes per Element), as candidates only answer questions adjusted to their ability level.

The fact that these tests are adaptable does not reflect on candidates in any way. They are still expected to answer all the questions correctly. This method only gives Talent Q a way to shorten the assessment process. It is highly recommended to practise for these tests as it will help you gain familiarity with the test, its structure, and the best strategies for completing it successfully.


Talent Q Elements

The Talent Q Elements series is a collection of three different tests—numerical, verbal, and logical. These tests can be administered together or split up, depending on the job position and role. Talent Q Elements tests are used in the hiring process of supervisors, managers, and any other high-level positions. Each test has between 12 and 15 different questions that vary in difficulty level.


Talent Q Aspects and Abilities

The Talent Q Aspects and Abilities series is a set of three different tests—verbal, numerical, and checking—which are usually administered online. Each of the Aspects Ability tests take between five and 10 minutes to complete, making them quick and easy for employers to use.

Talent Q Aspects also contains a personality test known as Styles. Styles is a personality, competency-based questionnaire. It uses 16 different character traits to assess candidates. On this test, you are presented with a series of different statements, and you must rate how well they match your personality on a five-grade scale, from completely untrue to very true. Results are used to evaluate a candidate's personality with regards to the job application, as well as serve as a guide for an upcoming interview.


Talent Q Dimensions

In its 25-minute time frame, the Dimensions online personality questionnaire is able to accurately measure an applicants’s personality across several different fields. These different fields are People and Relationships, Tasks and Projects, and Drives and Emotions.

You are given a statement, such as 'How true is each statement below in relation to your behaviour at work?' You are then given four different statements that you must rate on a five-option, true-based scale. There are 160 of these statements, all relating to different behavioural trends. Learn more about Talent Q's personality tests.


Practise for Talent Q Tests with JobTestPrep

JobTestPrep is the only website that provides practice resources in the style of Talent Q's assessments. We have made great efforts to develop test units that mimic the different difficulty levels and question types seen on Talent Q assessments.

As with any psycometric test, practising for Talent Q's tests can help you acquire the skills needed to understand the underlying logic behind these tests. You will also become familiar with the tricks embedded into these tests. The more you practise, the more familiar you will become with the different types of questions you are likely to encounter on Talent Q's tests. 


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