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The SHL Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32) is the most widely used measure of behavioural style in the world. The OPQ32 is designed to provide businesses with information on the aspects of an individual's behavioural style that will impact on their performance at work.



Approx. 15-25 minutes - untimed


General staff and managers

Available in over 30 languages

Accreditation Requirement

British Psychological Society (BPS) Personality accreditation or by GFB providing feedback on the report at an additional cost​.

Product Detail

The OPQ32 is the latest and most comprehensive version of the OPQ. It provides detailed information on 32 specific personality characteristics which underpin performance on key job competencies critical for graduates, managers and experienced hires.

Delivered online using a forced choice format and available in over 30 languages the OPQ32r provides an accessible and accurate measure of personality to assist with recruitment and development decisions. The new question format also means that the survey is shorter taking most a candidates approximately 25-30 minutes to complete.


Areas of use

   The OPQ32 helps thousands of organisations to deliver the following results:


Identify best-fit applicants against job competencies

Improve interview hit rates

Identify future leaders

Re-deploy talent across the business

Recommend senior managers for cross border engagements

Evaluate the talent pool following a merger/acquisition/restructure

Create a project team

Manage the transformation of a technical specialist to an effective  people manager.

Features and Benefits

Developed specifically for the workplace

Reports have been designed for use in businesses, by business managers

Reports are targeted, user-friendly and professional with clear, concise, graphical summaries of performance against job competencies

Reports show potential strengths and areas for development

Reporting Options

   GFB can provide all report types for the OPQ32 - Samples of some of the more commonly used reports can be found below:

Profile Chart: For experienced OPQ users. Provides a summary of the candidate's scores. To view a sample report click here.

Manager Report: This provides a brief narrative report to be used as a basis for providing written feedback to line managers. Does not include any technical OPQ information such as the profile chart or graphical scales. To view a sample report click here.

       User Report: Includes profile chart and narrative text and focuses on an individual's likely way of behaving at work. Can be used as an aid for providing feedback or writing reports. Is structured by profile sections and includes graphical scales. To view a sample report click here.

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