TalEction is a platform for discovering individuals and teams potential and offers tools and methods for how to unleash the talent(s). At the hart of this offering is a number of Data Collectors used to populate the Digital Twins with data about the individual and the team. These Data Collectors comes in the form of Tests, Surveys, Games, and other tools. This page describes the Quality of these Data Collectors.


BIG-5
TalEction's Personality Tests use the renowned BIG-5 (OCEAN) model, sourced from the IPIP's (https://ipip.ori.org/) short version of the NEO PI-R™.
This concise IPIP-NEO version efficiently measures the same traits as the original 300-item inventory, using only 120 items (public domain ownership). With feedback from over 600,000 respondents, it shows reliable measurements.
Several thousands users on the TalEction have taken this test, and it's been normalized accordingly.
The test is quality assured against the EPFA (European Federation of Psychologists' Associations) Test Review Model (https://www.efpa.eu/working-groups/assessment) for review of psychological tests - used by Veritas for their Certifications.
Cognitive Flexibility
The Cognitive Flexibility (CogFlex) test, rooted in the research of Dr. Ronald D. Rogge and inspired by Dr. Steven C. Hayes, has been rigorously evaluated with 3,500 professionals and 2,300 students (https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3082629/Tenroll?source=MFwebsite, https://contextualscience.org/mpfi_multidimensional_psychological_flexibility_in).
We've customized it for the business world at TalEction, in partnership with specialists from the Oslo University Hospital.
With extensive use on the TalEction platform, the test has been further refined and normalized.
Games
The games featured on the TalEction platform derive from established neuroscience games with a legacy in clinical settings spanning decades.
Examples of such games are Flanker Task (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriksen_flanker_task), Stroop Task (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroop_effect) and the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Card_Sorting_Test).
We've tailored these models to fit both business and public sector contexts.
TalEction offers around 20 diverse games, each vetted and refined based on feedback from thousands of players.
Intelligence Crystallized & Fluid
Intelligence tests, developed in partnership with MENSA Norway's test creator, uphold the industry's highest standards.
Featuring both Fluid and Crystallized formats, the tests pull questions from an expansive item library.
Using a randomization algorithm, every test is uniquely curated, ensuring distinctiveness.
Results are align with Bloom's taxonomy, and scores are benchmarked against the average population scores.
Digital Skills
The TalEction Digital Skills Assessment is based on the Europass Digital Skills certificate (https://europa.eu/europass/en/europass-tools/test-your-digital-skills) that allows individuals to self-assess their digital skills according to the European Digital Competence Framework, DigComp (https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/digcomp/digcomp-framework_en); a certificate that helps individuals showcase their digital competencies.
TalEction has extended the Europass Digital Skills certificate to include a company-wide assessment of digital skills, allowing companies to assess the digital skills of their employees and visualize the collective digital maturity of their team/company in one glance.
CAGES
The CAGES tests, grounded in the BIG-5 framework, employ the Item Response Theory (IRT), also known as Latent Trait Theory.
Tailored to assess personality traits linked to a Growth mindset, their questions are curated from eminent scholars based on the specific dimension: Curiosity from Prof. John Kotter and Daniel Pink; Assertiveness by Maria van Noord; Grit from A. Duckworth, Amy Edmondson, and Carol Dweck; Empathy influenced by Jamil Zaki and Brian Goldman; and Sense of Urgency from John Kotter.
The CAGES test has been vetted and refined based on feedback from thousands of users on the TalEction platform, and averages are displayed accordingly.
Maturity
The Maturity Assessment gauges an organization's advancement or the proficiency of a specific business function within that entity. Here, "maturity" signifies an organization's capacity for ongoing enhancement in a number of different areas.
The TalEction Maturity Assessment integrates various esteemed models, including the CMM, Gartner ITScore, Balanced Scorecard, Six Sigma, Lean, and more.
At TalEction, we've tailored this assessment specifically for the business landscape, collaborating closely with experts from top-tier business consultancies.
Organization Culture
The Organization Culture Assessment at TalEction delves into the depth and potency of an organization's cultural attributes.
Here, "culture" indicates the continual fostering and evolution of organizational values and behaviors that support employees and overall business objectives.
We utilize esteemed models like the Denison Model (https://denisonconsulting.com/culture-surveys/), known for its comprehensive approach and connection between culture and business outcomes.
Developed in collaboration with top business consultancy experts, our assessment is finely-tuned to resonate with the complexities of the contemporary business environment.
Self-Regulation
The Self-Regulation assessment is a tool designed to measure an individual's ability to self-regulate their learning; it can help determine how well "students" can manage, monitor, and modulate their learning processes.
The TalEction assessment is based on the work published 2012, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology by Tynke Toeringa, Marije T. Elferink-Gemsera, Laura Jonkera , Marieke J.G. van Heuvelena and Chris Visscher (Self_Regulation_of_Learning_Self_Report).
At TalEction, we've adjusted this assessment specifically for the business landscape, and fine tuned it based on user testes and feedback.
Strategy
The Strategy Assessment is a tool designed to identify an individuals, a groups or a companies strategic position and potential.
It is based on fondational work done at the BCG Henderson Group: "Strategy, Games, and the Mind", by Martin Reeves, Frida Polli and Gerardo Gutierres-Lopez.
At TalEction, we've tweaked the assessment and fine tuned it based on user testes and feedback.
Value Dimensions
The Value Dimensions (VD) Assessment is used as part of an effort to create a structured strategic positioning for deciding how to best differentiate yourself from the competition and creating unique value for your customers.
VD's is developed in collaboration with Prof. Jeroen Kraaijenbrink a Strategy and Leadership Consultant and Author of top selling books about Strategy ex. "The One-Hour Strategy" (https://www.jeroenkraaijenbrink.com/One-Hour-Strategy)
At TalEction, we are the first mover in building this assessment, and have fine tuned it based on user testes and feedback.
Employee Satisfaction
The Employee Satisfaction survey is used to measure the contentment level of personnel regarding the various components of their job. The purpose of the employee satisfaction survey is to provide actionable data to improve the employee experience.
The Survey is based on the blue-print made by the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise, NHO (https://www.nho.no/en/)
At TalEction, we have implemented it into the platform and is in the process to fine tune it based on user testes and feedback.
Values
The Values Survey provides an insightful perspective into the core values that drive an individual or group.
This survey draws from an extensive analysis done by a TalEction team, which studied the value sets of a myriad of companies (encompassing several thousand). From this vast pool, the group distilled a list of 56 distinct values for selection.
TalEction has seamlessly integrated this survey into our platform. We're continuously refining it based on user tests and feedback to ensure optimal results and user experience.