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SHL Tests & Questionnaires

Erko Coaching is proud to be an SHL Partner. SHL’s world-class talent solutions empower leaders and their teams to make unbiased decisions throughout the employee journey. With 40+ years of talent expertise, cutting-edge assessment science and more than 45 billion data points, their online solutions give an unparalleled view of the workforce.

SHL provide over 500 different online tests and questionnaires that help organisations assess staff at all stages of their organisational journey. Their tools provide a means of valid and transparent selection criteria across a range of industries, job roles and levels of experience.

Customers who use SHL psychometrics include Microsoft, K’A’RCHER, Adecco, Financial Services Compensation Scheme, Campari and Bombadier.

As an SHL Partner we have a thorough understanding of their products and can tailor their solutions to your requirements. We have listed below the most popular of their selection and development products. The full catalogue of SHL assessment solutions, however, can be found here.

Our Psychometric Testing Service

Erko Coaching helps organisations and recruitment companies quickly screen and select the most appropriate candidates for their campaigns. We offer:

  • a comprehensive psychometric testing service – you give us candidate details, we provide you with an ordered list of candidates based on your selection criteria.
  • fast turn around on ability and skills tests – we will work with candidates to facilitate speedy responses
  • tests only from the world’s leading providers – ensuring validity and reliability of results
  • provision of multiple payment facilities – including personalised account, PayPal, BACS, credit/debit cards
  • comprehensive reports on candidate performance – optional feedback to organisations and candidates
  • Full consultancy support – from our experienced Talent Management Consultants

Fast Turn-Around Online Testing

  • Comprehensive Reports
  • Expert Advice on Test Selection
  • Fully Managed Service
  • Optional Telephone Feedback

About SHL Verify Ability Tests

All SHL tests use random generation, so that each candidate receives a unique assessment to complete. With literally millions of permutations, you can be confident that candidates will always receive a unique set of questions. At the same time a complex calibration process ensures that each aptitude test has equivalent measurement properties.

About SHL Skills Tests

Skills assessments measure specific skills and knowledge areas to understand candidates’ individual strengths and weaknesses and assess job readiness.

Innovative task-specific simulations and capability tests that more quickly and accurately identify the people with the skills to drive your business forward and produce results from day one.


Related Information


Verify Ability Tests – £40 ea

Numerical Reasoning

Inductive Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning

General Ability

Verbal Ability


Mechanical Comprehension

Technical Checking

Skills Assessments

 Call Centre General Terms

Call Centre Place Names

Contact Center Virtual Scenario

Contact Centre Retention Predictor

CRM Navigation

Customer Care Simulation


Accounts Payable Fundamentals

Accounts Receivable/Billing Fundamentals

Bookkeeping Fundamentals

Count Out The Money

Financial Accounting

Financial Analysis

Financial Management

Payroll Fundamentals

QuickBooks Pro 2008

  • Microsoft Access 2003 (adaptive)
  • Microsoft Access 2003 Fundamentals (adaptive)
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 (adaptive)
  • Microsoft Excel 365 – Essentials
  • Microsoft Excel 365
  • Microsoft Front Page 2000 – £85
  • Microsoft IE 6.0 Fundamentals (adaptive)
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 Fundamentals (adaptive)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 03 Fundamentals (adaptive)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (adaptive)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 Essentials
  • Microsoft Project 2000
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Publisher 2000 – £85
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows XP Essentials
  • Microsoft Word 2007 (adaptive)
  • Microsoft Word 365 – Essentials (New)
  • Microsoft Word 365 (New)

Sample Questions

Numerical Reasoning sample questions – click here

Verbal Reasoning sample questions – click here

If you would like to try out some of the above tests, you will find SHL practice tests here.


Online Questionnaire (OPQ32r or OPQ32n) £80 + VAT

In 1984, SHL created the first Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ) and released it on the market. It quickly became regarded as state-of-the-art and still is today. The latest version is OPQ32r. It looks at 32 abilities underlying personality and predicts performance in the workplace using the premise that personality traits translate into natural strengths (and weaknesses). The OPQ32r questionnaire is administered online. A number of reports can be generated from the data obtained from the questionnaire. The most popular of those are shown below. All prices are per candidate.

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ – OPQ32) Universal Competency Report (UCF)

This OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report is based on the Universal Competency framework. It graphically outlines how an individual’s typical way of behaving is likely to impact on competencies. It provides a graphical scale for each competency and summarizes aspects of personality which contribute (positively or negatively) to each competency.

£120 + VAT

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ – OPQ32) Candidate Report

A brief narrative OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report structure around 3 OPQ profile sections which can be given to candidates to keep after a feedback session.

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ – OPQ32) Candidate Plus Report

A brief narrative OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report designed to be given to the individual who completed the OPQ.

£114 + VAT

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ – OPQ32) Sales Report

This OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report provides a graphical and narrative summary of an individual’s natural style that is critical to sales success. It can also, optionally, use input from the SHL Motivation Questionnaire (MQ) to add information about the sales motivators and drives of an individual.

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ – OPQ32) User Report

This OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report includes a Profile Chart and narrative text, focusing on an individuals likely way of behaving at work. It can be used as an interpretation aid when giving feedback, writing reports, or interpreting OPQ information.

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ – OPQ32) Manager Report

This OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report is a brief narrative report, intended to be used as a basis for providing written feedback to line managers. It contains the same narrative test as the User Report, but without technical OPQ information such as the profile chart or graphical scales.

£107 + VAT

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ – OPQ32) Manager Plus Report

This concise OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report is designed for use with and by managers. It uses clear succinct bullets and tables for ease of interpretation. It provide simple comments on each of the personality traits.

£136 + VAT

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ – OPQ32) Leadership Report

This OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report provides a detailed analysis of an individual’s leadership potential. It is based on SHL’s leading edge Leadership Model, providing a competency based approach to leadership.

Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ – OPQ32) Development Action Planner Report

This OPQ (Occupational Personality Questionnaire) report provides clear and relevant information about an individual’s strengths and areas for development, for use in staff development and on-boarding situations.

£136 + VAT

SHL OPQ Candidate Feedback from Erko Coaching

By Skype or telephone to UK landline or mobile (30 minutes).

Suitable for all candidates.
Price is per candidate and covers feedback on one OPQ.

£120 + VAT

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