Motivation Inventory


Assess the motivation level of a candidate to excel in a role.


Purpose & Use:

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 10 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 life cycle

The 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

The test consists of 16 items that are a mixture of statements with a 5 point Likert scale that assess 3 major needs as identified by Alderfer’s ERG Theory, that drive an individual’s motivation at work.

They are :

  • 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

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Test Duration

10 minutes

Test Language



How it works:

Step 1
Add this test to your cart and order online

Step 2
You will receive the test link via mail – send this to your candidate

Step 3
Candidate take the tests

Step 4
The test result is uploaded onto the client area.

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