Focus on Performance and Wellbeing

All instruments support the development of individuals and organisations


All assessments are extremely easy to use. Reports use every day language & are available immediately

Cost Effective

Simplified user training programmes. No license fees - pay per use. Competitive pricing structures

Evidence Based

All our work is supported by published research and client case studies. Data is available for analysis & evaluation.

AQR International is a highly innovative psychometric test publisher and consultancy. AQR together with Peter Clough (Professor of Applied Psychology at MMU), has developed the Mental Toughness measure MTQ48 and a leading integrated leadership measure, ILM72. Together with The Carrus Partnership, we have also developed CARRUS – a unique employability measure. We now operate in over 80 countries, with offices in the UK, UAE and Poland,

AQR psychometric tests are focused on individual and organisational development – principally the impact on performance, wellbeing & positive behaviours.  These translate into important and valuable outcomes.

We offer a range of innovative and accessible psychometric tests, tools and development programmes for people of all ages and with organisations of all types.

This takes AQR into applications in the world of work, education, youth development, sport, employability, health and social mobility.

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Five Easy Ways To Dismiss Negative Thoughts

One of the key traits of mentally tough people is that they adopt a positive mindset, which enables them to tackle life’s challenges with confidence and dismiss negative thoughts. In a typical day we have about 50,000 thoughts and feelings, of which 70% are negative....
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Why Top Talent Leave and How To Prevent It

As a leader your primary goal is to influence and inspire your team to greater performance on the way to achieving a common goal. You need every A grader you can find and keep on your team. This is a practical insight on why your top talent disengages and some...
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The Essential Soft Skills Framework

A soft skills framework is essential for your success at work, especially in a leadership role or other positions that require a successful connection with others.  Developing strong and lasting professional relationships requires an understanding of the context of...
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Why Grit Is Your Energy Source

Growing up in the North of England in the 1960’s and 70’s grit was the all-important magic ingredient that enabled us to survive and flourish. With it we could hang in there through the toughest times and pick our moments to be opportunistic and get ahead. We...
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How Yoga Improves Your Mental Toughness

Yoga can improve your mental toughness by helping you be more reflective and calm, by positively managing your stress and building your self-belief and confidence. It fits in well with the definition of mental toughness and the related psychological measure MTQ48...
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