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Ethos™ Behavioural Styles (R): Remote Working

Assess your candidates' behavioural suitability to remote working in around 10 minutes.

Key Benefits

  • grey information icon Measures key traits and behavioural dispositions
  • grey list icon 90 questions
  • grey clock icon Untimed. Typically takes around 10 minutes
  • grey anonymous profile icon Apprentices, graduates, professionals, managers, senior executives
  • grey 4 point zig-zag chart with trend going up icon Industry-leading computer adaptive questionnaire
  • grey man with arms outstretched and raised icon Reduce adverse impact
  • grey eye icon Supervised or unsupervised
  • grey spanner icon Customise to your role
  • grey briefcase icon Designed for all sectors
  • grey folder sharing icon High-stakes recruitment, personal development, coaching, talent analytics
  • grey 3-bars bar chart icon Designed with Positive Psychology Principles
  • grey laptop and phone icon PC, Mac, Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile

The remote working questionnaire is suitable for:

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Home-based staff

Working from home (WFM) provides a plethora of benefits to staff, but along with these benefits also come challenges.


It is essential that WFM staff are particularly self-sufficient, and are able to manage their motivation, workload, and stress levels independently.

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Junior Freelancers / Agency Staff

Often, freelancers and agency staff are employed remotely, never physically meeting the organisation that pays them.


Ensuring that freelancers are well suited to remote working can be essential to the success of a project, avoiding harmful attrition during critical times.

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Telecommuting to virtual offices provides many of the benefits of remote working, while also retaining a physical address.


However, telecommuting still requires a greater level of self-sufficiency than traditional office working, and thus places different demands on staff.

Key features

  • Adaptive Algorithm
  • Fully Customisable
  • Secure
  • Norms & Benchmarks
  • Candidate Experience
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Fair & Inclusive
  • Professionally Validated

The Ethos Behavioural Styles Questionnaire (R): Remote Working

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. In particular, 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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The Ethos Behavioural Styles Questionnaire (R) Traits

Below is the full list of all the traits measured by the The Ethos Behavioural Styles (R) Questionnaire: Optionally you can weight specific traits applicable to your role.


  • 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

    oAn 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.

  • Methodical

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

  • Diligence

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

  • 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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About Remote Working

Research suggests that performance, well-being, and risk of burnout while remote-working depends heavily on the personality of staff members. For example, highly extraverted staff that WFM are at greater risk of burnout and low performance, whereas the opposite is true for less extraverted staff. As a result, not only can behavioural assessments enhance performance when used in selection of remote workers, but it can also protect candidates from unnecessary stress.

The Ethos Behavioural Styles series of Questionnaires

The Ethos behavioural Styles series of questionnaires have been designed to measure key behavioural traits which underpin performance, well-being, and engagement in the workplace. These assessments have been designed with positive psychology principles in mind, measuring the traits which help people to thrive and gain fulfilment from their work. This is somewhat distinct from the traditional personality questionnaire approach, which takes a more clinical and impartial view of candidates, performance, and behavioural fit.


Commonly asked questions.

  • How much does it cost?

    We charge on a per-candidate basis, not on a per-assessment basis. Please visit our pricing page for more information.

  • When should I use a personality questionnaire?

    Any stage of selection. Personality questionnaires can form part of your initial sift or, more commonly, they are one element of a process you have for shortlisted candidates. For example in senior roles it is common to ask shortlisted candidates to complete the questionnaire remotely and then come in for a structured interview.

  • What level are these tests designed for?

    This is one of the advantages of our adaptive test technology; this questionnaire is suitable for all levels. However, the TPAQ-45 is best suited to high stakes recruitment and the TPAQ-27 is best suited to early stage sifting.

  • How do you protect candidate data?

    We're glad you asked! This is something Test Partnership are quite passionate about and we have implemented privacy by design principles throughout our organisation. We have a whole host of safeguards including: access control; encryption; firewalls; retention policies; and anonymisation. To see all the steps we take please see our GDPR page.

Candidate tips

Personality questionnaires are designed to assess your general character and predict how you are likely to behave in the workplace. There are no right or wrong answers in a personality questionnaire and high scores do not necessarily mean better scores. This is the key difference with other psychometric tests or exams, such as aptitude tests, that you may have taken before.

The scale responses (i.e. Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree) will appear next to the questions, so you can check your responses and make sure you haven't made a silly mistake.

Always be as honest as possible during a personality assessment. Don't try to provide the responses that you think the employer will want to see, as you might not know exactly what they are looking for.

Make sure you read all of the questions properly. You can take time to reflect on them if you wish, but generally speaking your gut response will usually be most accurate.

Check you have everything you might need: an environment where you can concentrate properly, and your glasses etc. Personality questionnaires are untimed, so you can take as long as you need to complete them. If you lose internet connection during the test, don't worry, simply log back in and continue from where you were.


Cross-platform compatibility and robust digital infrastructure ensure full, secure assessment delivery to every candidate.

Maximum compatibility and maximum candidate engagement with minimum drop-out rates.

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How Pricing works

Test Partnership offers two pricing options: 1) pay-as-you-go, or 2) unlimited use subscriptions. On our pay-as-you-go pricing, candidates can complete any combination of assessments for the same cost, as we charge on a per-candidate basis not a per-assessment basis. On our unlimited usage subscriptions, you can test an unlimited number of candidates, using any combination of assessments for a fixed monthly or annual cost.

You can see a full list of our prices on our pricing page.

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