A guide to Dimensions

Dimensions is a personality questionnaire that measures your behavioural preferences at work. The questionnaire focuses on how you prefer to manage your relationships with others, your approach to tasks and your sources of energy and motivation. This gives you valuable insight and greater self-awareness of what makes you 'tick'.

How does it work?

The Dimensions questionnaire is completed online via our assessment system, and includes a series of statements about behaviour at work (there are 160 statements in total). Your task is to rate each statement, indicating how true the statement is about your behaviour at work, or in other relevant situations.

Firstresponsescale Example question - click to enlarge

The statements are grouped into blocks of four. In each block, you are asked to rate each statement on a scale indicating whether the statement is 'completely untrue' to 'very true' of your behaviour. You can respond to the statements within a block in any order, and change a rating by clicking on another option.

Firstchoiceresponse Tied response - click to enlarge

In each group of statements, you should avoid giving the same rating to more than one statement. If you do give the same rating to several statements you are then asked to put these in rank order.

Once you have moved on to a new block, you are not able to return to a previous one. There is no time limit for the questionnaire but you are encouraged to give your immediate responses.

The Dimensions questionnaire normally takes approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Feedback

Following completion of Dimensions, you should receive feedback from the recruiter, hiring organisation or your employer. Even if it isn't initially offered, don't be afraid to ask for feedback as this will enable you to discuss what the questionnaire measures, your questionnaire responses and how it all applies to your day-to-day work.