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Remote Working Assessment

Powerful questionnaire to assess candidates' behavioural suitability to remote working.

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  • 90 questions
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Ethos™ Behavioural Styles (R): Remote Working

Discover each candidate's suitability to remote working.

  • Untimed (≈10 mins)
  • 90 quick questions
  • All levels covered: apprentice to CEO
  • PC, Mac, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile
  • Automatic cheat-protection systems
  • Accessible and unbiased by design
  • Predicts workplace performance
  • CSV upload and ATS integration
  • Use your logo and branding

Remote working provides staff with unparalleled flexibility, vastly improving work-life balance while also minimising the time, money, and stress associated with commuting. However, remote work does inevitably minimise face-to-face social interaction with colleagues, which can be uncomfortable for the highly extraverted. Similarly, without direct managerial supervision, less focused or motivated staff may find their performance waning while working remotely.

The Ethos Behavioural Styles Questionnaire (R) has been designed to measure the key traits which determine whether or not a person will thrive while working remotely.

It investigates the behavioural dispositions that underlie independence and self-sufficiency, which is essential while working remotely. This ensures that new hires will view remote working positively, and thus will thrive in a remote working environment.

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Assessments for every role and every level

Objectively measure candidates' remote working suitability across all levels including apprentice, graduate, managers, and CEO.

You can be confident in the results knowing our assessment automatically adapts to each candidate's responses, which means every candidate gets a personalised, accurate assessment.

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Our qualified in-house business psychologists have been developing psychometric tests for over 10 years. They push for innovation and are regular lecturers at Birkbeck, University of London. Our psychologists have developed advanced expertise in the latest psychometric methods including item response theory including the Rash model. Our expertise means we are often used by other psychometric test publishers to help them build or improve their psychometric assessments. By working with Test Partnership you get industry-recognised expertise from qualified business psychologists.

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Our psychologists use the latest psychometric test models including item response theory (IRT) to ensure accurate test scores. Our assessments have industry-leading reliability and validity properties, so you can have confidence in the outcomes. The results you get from our assessments have been demonstrated through research to be highly accurate which means you get actionable insights into your candidates' performance. By working with Test Partnership you get confidence in your data.

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All our assessments have robust evidence to prove they do not adversely affect protected groups. Our test development process includes trialling our questions on tens of thousands of participants from mixed backgrounds, and our research shows 'Cohens d' effect sizes better than industry best-practice. You can use our assessments safe in the knowledge that they are fair and inclusive.

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Rigorous protection against candidate cheating including: item banking; digital copy protection; and atypical behaviour detection.

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The Ethos Behavioural Styles Questionnaire (R) Traits

Here is the full list of all the character strengths measured by the The Ethos Behavioural Styles (R) Questionnaire:

Optionally, with our test you can also weight specific traits according to the role you're hiring for.


Introverted - An individual’s propensity to seek, enjoy, and feel comfortable spending time without other people.

Reserved - An individual’s propensity to avoid attention seeking behaviours or require constant social interaction.

Routine-Orientated - An individual’s propensity to enjoy routines, avoid unnecessary risks, and to not seek external stimulation.


Persistence - An individual's likelihood of seeing short-term tasks through to completion, despite challenges, setbacks and obstacles.

Initiative - An individual's propensity towards proactivity, starting tasks autonomously without procrastination.

Drive - An individual's desire to succeed or excel in everything they do, often seeking to outperform others.

Perseverance - An individual's propensity to see long-term projects through to completion, even in the face of adversity.


Discipline - An individual's likelihood to remain productive and maintain focus during necessary day-to-day tasks.

Diligence - An individual's propensity to follow the rules, uphold procedure and fulfil their obligations.

Methodical - An individual's attention to detail and their propensity to conduct tasks in a meticulous way.

Vigilance - An individual's consideration of consequences and avoidance of impulsive decision-making.


Collected - An individual's emotional consistency, rarely experiencing mood swings or negative emotional reactions.

Confidence - An individual's level of belief concerning their capability to overcome obstacles, setbacks and deterrents.

Self-Directed - An individual's likelihood to feel in control, rarely feeling powerless over their life's direction.

Self-Esteem - An individual's perceived self-worth, concerning positive self-image and recognition of their own worth.

Remote Working Broad Traits

Self-Reliance - A person's behavioural propensity to enjoy their own company, require little external stimulation, and require minimal social interaction.

Self-Motivation - An individual's propensity to autonomously manage, maintain, and prioritise their own performance.

Self-Monitoring - A person's propensity to autonomously manage, organise, and take responsibility for one's own behaviour and actions.

Resilience - A person’s behavioural propensity to overcome stress, deal with adversity, and not be overwhelmed by obstacles.

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Remote working assessment FAQs

What should I look for in a remote working employee?

The four main traits that underpin someone's ability to work effectively from home are: Self-Reliance, Self-Motivation, Self-Monitoring and Resilience. Our questionnaire assesses candidate's on these traits to help you discover whom will be the most suitable to WFH.

How accurate is the remote working assessment?

Our remote work assessment measures key traits that impact one's suitability to remote and hybrid work. High scorers are more likely to thrive in remote or hybrid work environments, whereas low scores are substantially more likely to prefer a traditional office environment.

Why use remote working assessments in the hiring process?

Our remote working assessment will be useful for employers that are hiring someone who will primarily be WFH. There is less control and supervision with remote employees, so it is essential that they have the behaviour traits of someone that is able to work productively on their own. This assessment in conjunction with other aptitude tests will allow you to get a more complete overview of each candidate.

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