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Employee Screening Questionnaire 2 (ESQ2)

There’s a lot new with the ESQ2!

SIGMA has been busy investing in the ESQ2 and we have exciting news to share with you!

  • Announcing the ESQ2.2!
    • Most of the changes are technical and will not affect the look and feel of the report
    • Norm group now consists of 98,000 applicants
    • Scoring has been optimized to enhance the intuitiveness of reports with specific profiles
  • ESQ2 administration now available in more languages!
    • English
    • French (Canada)
    • Spanish (Mexico)
    • Spanish (Puerto Rico)
    • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ESQ2 reports now available in more languages
    • English
    • French (Canada)
    • Portuguese (Brazil)

The Employee Screening Questionnaire 2 (ESQ2) is a personality-based selection assessment. It provides a hiring report accurately predicting applicants' probable job commitment (low-turnover), risk of engaging in counterproductive work behaviors, as well as propensity for positive work behaviors.

The ESQ2 is the product of decades of research on personality and was developed by Douglas N. Jackson, Ph.D. Among other honors, Dr. Jackson was president of the American Psychological Association's Division of Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics, Chair of APA's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and President of the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

The ESQ2 is revolutionary among selection assessments in its resistance to faking. It takes 15 minutes to administer, and results are available instantly through your SIGMATesting.Com account.

Positive Work Behaviors

The ESQ2 predicts the following positive work behaviors:

  • Organizational commitment and job satisfaction (low turnover)
  • Customer service
  • Productivity
  • Accuracy
  • Promotability

Selecting employees with higher probable organizational commitment and job satisfaction will likely reduce voluntary turnover.

Counterproductive Work Behaviors

The ESQ2 screens for the following counterproductive work behaviors:

  • Employee theft
  • Unauthorized Absences
  • Lateness
  • Sabotage
  • Driving delinquency
  • Security, confidentiality, and safety violations
  • Loafing
  • Unauthorized giveaways to friends and family


The ESQ2 is unique among selection screening measures in that it is resistant to faking. Applicants usually attempt to "fake good" by responding to selection questionnaires in the most desirable manner possible. Faking good on traditional selection measures compromises their validity. This results in less productive, and more delinquent workers passing through the screen. The ESQ2 was designed to reduce the negative effects of applicant faking through the use of its innovative, forced-choice format. This is an improvement on traditional formats.

Administration Languages

  • English
  • French (Canada)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (Puerto Rico)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)

Report Languages

  • English
  • French (Canada)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)

Sample Reports

The ESQ2 report is now available in English, French and Portuguese. Click on the links below to view sample reports.


Click here for ESQ2 pricing.

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