Scientific overview

JobMatch Talent is audited and certified by DNV, Det Norske Veritas, according to EFPA’s new test review model. The certification covers work and occupational purposes, development and selection.The optional supplementary work analysis, i.e. different profiles to match the result against, is not included in the certification, as the profiles are variable.

JobMatch Talent has thus undergone a thorough review of validity, reliability and other psychometric factors, and it has been validated that the test meets the extensive requirements set by EFPA on psychological tests for predicting work performance and employee development.

Scientific studies

Together with researchers from the University of Gothenburg and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, we have also conducted various psychometric and scientific studies on JobMatch Talent and produced detailed scientific evidence of validity and reliability as well as other important statistical studies.

Find out more about the scientific reports here


“Based on the studies I have participated in, I can strongly recommend the JobMatch Talent instrument as a test with good validity in predicting work-related performance and behaviour”

Trevor Archer
Professor at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology

“The predictive validity of JobMatch Talent (JMT’s ability to predict work behaviour and performance) is considered to be good. The values obtained in my analysis were compared with a comprehensive international analysis and are considered to be very high values.”

Bengt Jansson
PHD in Psychology at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Psychology
His research interests focus on the psychological assessment of personality traits and related behaviours and psychometrics. Bengt Jansson has also worked for STP as a test examiner and as an examiner for certification of test users.

Quick facts about JobMatch Talent

JobMatch Talent is an evidence-based occupational psychology test designed to be used in recruiting and developing employees and leaders. About 40,000 tests are performed per year.

JobMatch Talent includes 200 questions which take approximately 45 minutes to answer online. The test is administered via the JobMatch Centre online.

The JobMatch Talent test has 30 different measurement areas, giving you all the important information about a person’s work-related qualities together in one place. When you need to recruit, help managers or employees to evolve, hold employee appraisals, coach, career change or create teams, you can produce relevant reports for each purpose.

Theoretical background

JobMatch Talent is based on work-related psychometrics. The test is not limited to any specific psychological theory such as Jung, DISC or Big-five. JobMatch Talent is based on a multi-theoretical model that combines parts of different theories and includes the characteristics that have the greatest influence on work performance. Many of JobMatch Talent’s properties are therefore found in other tests, such as NEOPI-R, 16 PF, OPQ32 and DISC, but they are used in JMT in a more work-related context. Comparative studies with the NEO PI-R test show that JobMatch Talent has a strong link to the Big Five model.

JobMatch Talent’s background and structure in brief

JobMatch Talent developed in the period between 1995 and 2000 in collaboration between a Danish / Swedish HR and leadership expert panel, where the focus was on developing a practical, easy-to-use test tool that measures the most important work-related qualities of the candidate – including qualities which may be difficult to obtain through interviews or in employee appraisals.

The JobMatch Talent results show 10 main qualities and 30 underlying qualities, as well as a performance index that gives a picture of the reliability of the overall results.

In the graphic layout we have tried to create a design which is as educational and functional as possible. The task was to combine 30 sub-scales and 10 main scales into a clear graphical image.

We have been inspired by many different testing tools and especially thank Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA) for being the main source of inspiration for our graphical test design.