Facet5 was developed in response to client demand for speedy, practical information to assist with decision-making throughout the employee lifecycle. During the 1980s, personality tools began to respond to the requirement for more accessible and less complicated information. Facet5 was specifically developed to meet these needs.

FACET5 DEVELOPED | Facet5 was first developed by Norman Buckley and his colleagues in the late 1980s. It was inspired by research done at Edinburgh University and developed with the enthusiastic assistance of some key UK companies.

FACET5 FAMILIES CREATED | The concept of Facet5 Families was created to aid in interpretation. Facet5 Families continue to grow in popularity.
FACET5 MODULES CREATED | Facet5 modules created, Searchlight, Leading Edge, TeamScape and WorkPreferences provide focussed application.



WEB ADMINISTRATION | Facet5 moved to web for administration and delivery. The creation of Response Latency Analysis for identifying Impression Management is a first in the industry.



AUDITION CREATED | Audition for criterion based interviews was released, validation studies in call centre management and private banking.

3DV ACTURIAL PREDICTION ENGINE | Creation of 3DV actuarial prediction engine. Integration of Facet5 and Leadership Review. Integration with corporate competencies.

TEAMSCAPE MOVES TO THE WEB | The transfer of TeamScape to web and integration with Team 360 reviews completed.

MULTIPLE LANGUAGES AVAILABLE | The beginning of the creation of different language versions to support Facet5 in other cultures. Questionnaires and report outputs available in mulitple languages.
NORMS DEVELOPED FOR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES | The creation of a research model to allow norms to be developed for different language versions.




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The emotionality score makes the tool much more personable. The Facet5 tool is easy to read and understand.

Julia Boyce: Early Learning Centre

In Sun, Facet5 helps to remove the tension associate with personality diversity.

Jane Clift: Sun Micro Systems

Facet5 enables a rich conversation to take place with an indvidual or with a team around behaviour, perceptions and performance.

Carolyn Arculus: Novartis Pharma

[We've] done MBTI and OPQ before, and thought this was much better as a tool for understanding people.

Alison Crawley: KPMG

Facet5 has certainly impressed me not only as an accurate assessment of personality but more importantly because the information provided is extremely helpful to practitioner and client.

Dale Simpson: Bravo Consulting


Simple Language

Facet5 provides an easy-to-understand framework and a simple common language, readily adopted by teams and organisations, to help solve business related ‘people problems’.

Global Application

Facet5, available in over 30 languages and with corresponding norm groups, is used by organisations on every continent, making it an effective tool for global and local businesses.

For Management

Specifically designed by psychologists for use by management, Facet5 helps people at all levels understand behaviour and more importantly, what can be achieved.

Value Neutral

Facet5 describes, explains and predicts behaviour in non-judgmental ways, so teams and organisations alike can easily understand and utilise the power of personality.