Work ethic personality test.

Personality tests help employers understand the type of person a candidate is, how reliable, and task-oriented they are. A person’s work ethic describes their desire to do their job and meet expectations.

People with a strong work ethic:

  • Are reliable
  • Want to do well
  • Produce high-quality work
  • Follow the rules
  • Are cooperative
  • Are accountable for mistakes
  • Are organized

Work ethic and motivation in the workplace.

Employees with a strong work ethic are critical to organizational success. When team members are motivated to succeed, managers can spend time fostering their growth, rather than simply trying to get them to meet expectations. Professionals who come to work ready to contribute and are eager to learn, boost company morale, and productivity.

Team dynamics suffer when an employee isn’t contributing or lacks positivity. Similarly, when a team member frequently misses work, is late to meetings, or doesn’t meet deadlines, team morale declines and frustrations grow.

For these reasons, it is essential to weed out poor performers during the screening process. Pre-employment assessments help organizations understand a candidate’s innate tendencies and personality traits. Berke creates hiring profiles which define the characteristics of an ideal candidate, making it easy for you to spot top talent.

Related traits.

Candidates who possess a strong work ethic and are motivated will often excel in:

How to assess work ethic in an interview.

During the interview, you can pose questions to illuminate a candidate’s work ethic. It is best to ask open-ended questions, and questions that require candidates to draw upon past experiences.

Sample questions are below. If the candidate has trouble thinking of examples or provides generic responses, they may struggle with work ethic. You want the candidate to provide detailed, real-world examples.

  • Describe a time that you felt overwhelmed with your workload and how you handled it.
  • How do you prioritize your tasks? What time management strategies do you use?
  • How have you handled work failures?
  • What are your short and long-term career goals?
  • What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Berke interview guides are customized to each candidate and provide behavioral based questions to elicit open, honest answers. 82% of customers say that Berke helps them conduct more effective interviews.

Berke assessment.

Berke measures seven personality traits and four cognitive traits. The personality traits that reflect one’s work ethic and motivation are assertiveness, intensity, and structure. Assertiveness is the tendency to take the initiative; intensity is the tendency to have a sense of urgency; while structure is the tendency to seek correctness and precision.

Every job requires a different set of skills and traits. Berke conducts benchmark studies that determine commonalities among top performers. Results from the benchmark study are used to customize job fit assessments for every company. Job fit scores make it easy to understand whether a person’s innate abilities align with the requirements of the job.

With Berke, having to guess whether the candidate has the traits to succeed is no longer a concern. 9 out 10 customers report that Berke accurately describes candidates.

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