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Motivation assessment to measure key motivators in employees

Motivation Assessment evaluates candidates’ key motivators to go on working in a particular company or industry. It also serves as an ideal tool for leadership motivation assessment, career motivation test and motivation personality test.

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Mercer | Mettl Motivation Inventory is a comprehensive motivation assessment which offers 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.

The motivation assessment test measures 7 key motivators:

  • Achievement
  • Affiliation
  • Authority
  • Autonomy
  • Learning
  • Recognition
  • Reward


This Mettl Motivation Inventory is a part of following Skills Libraries

Motivation Competency Framework

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Motivation Competencies Under Scanner




Need for success or the attainment of excellence. Prefer to work on difficult projects that provide an opportunity to stretch one’s abilities and deliver the results.


It is a desire to initiate and maintain sociable relationships. Motivated by opportunities of positive work interaction and (or) a high sense of belonging at work.


Strong desire to lead, be influential and controlling. Aspire to achieve higher organizational rank or prestigious title. Individuals are high on need for reputation and self-esteem and are energized by recognition and domination of their views and ideas.


Driven by the desire to direct one’s own behaviour, organize own approach to work and take the initiatives required to complete the task.


Being motivated by opportunities for further training/learning and the acquisition of new skills. Being motivated by chances to learn new/different skills.


Being motivated by praise and other outward signs of recognition. Being motivated when receiving respect from others and when others value his/her contribution.


Being motivated by working in a role which offers high salary, perks and bonuses. Demotivated when remuneration is poor.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes. We can provide customized assessment solutions that consider the organization’s requirements and competency framework to determine the appropriate behaviors that indicate success in the organization's context. Please write to Mercer | Mettl with the request for assistance.

Yes, we can do so selectively. Please write to us with such a request, and we would be glad to work out a solution for you.

It is possible to do so for different job roles for your organization. We follow a scientifically valid benchmarking process. Please write to us and we would be glad to assist.

The proficiency levels or thresholds are based on the normal probability distribution for specific norm groups.   

The data obtained through across industries and across verticals of various types of organizations is updated in the Mettl database periodically. Utmost care is taken such that the newly added data gets incorporated periodically while preparing the reports.

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