Assess the motivation level of an individual to excel in a role

Used for Recruitment/selection and development

Mettl 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
  • 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

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Use across the employee lifecycle

The Mettl Motivation Inventory's in-depth insight and range of business-relevant reports make it suitable for:

  • Input into selection of graduate, professional and management positions
  • Onboarding and deployment of new employees
  • Training and development
  • Team building
  • Employee progression

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Test Duration

10 minutes

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Test description

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

Answer to common queries:

What if a person takes a test in a socially desirable manner or manipulates or fakes the responses?

Utmost care has been taken care of the social desirability bias at the stage of the item construction itself. Only such items have been included in the final forms of the tests where, though the manipulation of response may seem obvious, but the scoring in such cases cannot be predicted. Alternatively, in few tests where the questions seem to be pretty straightforward, we scientifically figure out if the person has randomly responded or manipulated the responses.

Can we do benchmarking for an organization for a specific role?

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.

Is it possible to map an organization's competency framework to your assessments?

We have an exhaustive list of satisfied clients. Please write to us for such a request and we would be glad to work out a solution for you.

How do we determine the thresholds for the proficiency levels for a norm group?

The thresholds for the proficiency levels are based on the normal probability distribution of scores for a particular norm group.

How are norms formed for any specific psychometric test?

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.

What if the reports generated for the psychometric assessments differ from the actual behavior, attitude or aptitude of the person?

Human behavior is a projection of multiple psychological and environmental factors. So, any psychometric report should not be interpreted as a decisive predictor of a particular type of behavior or attitude. These reports should be integrated with all other sources of information in reaching professional decisions about the person. If you find any discrepancy in the reports from actual behavior of the person, always refer to the other environmental, physical and psychological factors driving that behavior. This should be preferably done under supervision of qualified professionals only.

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Relevant for Industries

  • IT
  • ITeS
  • Banking & finance
  • Insurance
  • FMCG
  • Hospitality
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare

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