Motivation Potential Assessment

Predict how motivated, engaged & effective job applicants are likely to be before hiring.

Seven Motivational DRIVERS

The Wonderlic Motivation Potential Assessment (MPA) measures seven key drivers of motivation and generates a score that indicates which candidates are most likely to possess that “can do” attitude and remain committed to individual and organizational success.

The MPA assesses an applicant’s commitment to their work, team, supervisors and customers. The assessment focuses on seven specific DRIVERS of motivation that provide a holistic candidate profile and score indicating the degree to which a candidate is likely to succeed in a particular position.

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Seven Motivational DRIVERS



Likely Perspective of High Scoring Candidate


Confidence in ability to achieve exceptional results

I actively seek ways to improve the quality and effectiveness of my work


Belief in performance-based rewards

I will be fairly rewarded for achieving my objectives


Receptiveness to be positively influenced and develop skills

I am inspired by the work I do and the fulfillment of my goals


Ability to align actions with organization’s vision and core values

My organization and I share the same values


Finds pleasure and takes pride in performing work activities

I speak highly of my job when talking to others


Ability to build strong connections at work

I have a relationship with my supervisor which would be difficult to break


Tendency toward long tenure

I want to keep working for this organization for a long time


Fast Flexible Administration

Remote or on-site administration available, 30 questions, untimed—approximate 5-10 minute completion, immediate access to results and sort and filter scores for added visibility.

Actionable Results

Intuitive, one-page report, scoring for Seven DRIVERS of Motivation, overall Motivation Potential Assessment Score, color-coded “Job-Fit” indicator and detailed Report Interpretation Summary.


  • Quickly identify motivated self-starters

  • Avoid costly mis-hires and losses linked to underperforming employees

  • Decrease employee absences and turnover rates

  • Identify candidates most likely to make positive, long-term contributions to your organization

  • Helps create a company culture that values successful results

Motivation Potential Assessment Video


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