Assess The Motivation Level Of A Candidate To Excel In A Role

Used for Recruitment/selection and development:

Mettl Motivation Inventory is a comprehensive test of motivation, which gives an understanding of what drives and motivates a person to effectively perform and excel at work. The more motivated and engaged your workforce, the greater your organization's potential for success. It measures 8 key motivators under 3 major needs- sustainability needs (money, security), relatedness needs (recognition, affiliation, competition), and growth needs (power, advancement, achievement). 


  • A 5 minutes quick measure of the motivators for the individual
  • Identifies the best-fit applicant for a given role, based on his/her motivation level
  • Helps understand the link between individual motivation and employee engagement
  • Identifies and manages an individual's strongest motivators
  • Improves employee motivation and engagement
  • Redeploys talent across the business based on the strongest motivators
  • Creates winning project teams

Use across the employee lifecycle:

The Mettl Motivation Inventory's in-depth insight and range of business-relevant reports make it suitable for:

  • Selection of graduate, professional and management positions
  • Onboarding and deployment of new employees
  • Training and development
  • Team building
  • Employee progression

Test details:

Duration - 10 minutes
Reliability Score - Cronbach's alpha .885, Split half method .90
Validity - The test has high content validity, construct validity and concurrent validity. This ranges from .84 to .87 for different norm groups
Norms - Industry specific norms are available on request
Theoritical Basis - Alderfer's ERG Theory of Motivation
Language - English, Spanish (contact if required in other languages)

Test description:

The test consists of 16 (5 point Likert scale) items across the Alderfer's ERG Theory which further measures 8 key motivators:

  • Sustainability needs
    1. Money and Incentives
    2. Security and Stability
  • Relatedness needs
    1. Recognition and Appreciation
    2. Affiliation and Social Contact
    3. Competition and Challenge
  • Growth needs
    1. Power
    2. Advancement
    3. Achievement