Human nature,
powered by science.

One simple behavioral assessment gives you the people data you need to make informed hiring decisions, nurture employee development and enhance team dynamics.

Getting to the heart of who someone is is at the heart of what we do.

Behavioral Essentials’ core science is our E3 Assessment, a behavioral assessment which boosts awareness of a person’s strengths and highlights potential opportunities for growth. One simple assessment will instantly identify the behavioral traits of you, your employees, and candidates so that you can make the right people decisions fast.

Valid & Reliable

The E3 is based on a valid & reliable scientific methodology for behavioral testing. Additionally the E3 has been tested with thousands of companies and administered over 1,000,000 times.

EEO Compliant

The E3 Assessment was determined EEO compliant by a prominent employment law firm before we went to the market in 2006.

Focuses on Behaviors

The results focus directly on how a person behaves so we can recommend actionable steps to help improve their work and personal life or for leaders to make hiring decisions.

Instant Results

The E3 Assessment is easy to administer, takes 8-10 minutes to complete and the results are generated instantly.


Driven by decades of
behavioral science.

The E3 Assessment is based on adjective checklist methodology for behavioral testing that was established as a valid and reliable methodology in the 1950s and 1960s, and has been tested with thousands of companies. Adjectives are used because they represent an individual’s preferences more accurately than statements or questions. Because of language differences, literacy levels, cultural and regional nuances, and other contextual factors, many assessments that have statistically validated results still fail to capture an individual’s behavioral preferences because people don’t understand the statements or questions presented or can be more easily gamed.

A BIODATA Instrument

More powerful than a
personality test.

The E3 Assessment falls under the category of biodata in the US Office of Personnel Management’s classification of assessments. Biodata refers to behavioral consistency – in other words, past behavior is a reliable indicator of future behavior. In addition, biodata instruments like the E3 Assessment represent a larger perspective of an individual’s way of being in the world. Unlike the DISC or MBTI, which give you a 4-item perspective of fixed traits, the E3 Assessment is a composite of your motivators and preferences of behavior – this means that you can’t extract just one result and it be true on its own, instead your results must be looked at like a mosaic that fits together as a whole.

The BE Platform

Scientific insights. Simple results.

Using the E3 Assessment and resulting reports, we help you determine if a candidate has the necessary behavioral traits for a role and how you can best help your existing employees grow personally and professionally.



The Line Chart

The E3 identifies 21 behavioral scales, and the key behavioral traits of an individual which are shown on The Line Chart. By simply scrolling over the high and low scales, the definition of that scale is shown on the interactive report. 



The Coaching Report

The Coaching Report summarizes a person’s key behavioral traits, potential insights, and opportunities for growth.



Behavioral Questions & Chart

Behavioral Questions based on an applicant’s key behavioral traits help you to explore certain behaviors during an interview or coaching sessions.


The Role Benchmark

Using data from your best employees, and through an initial culture study, we create a benchmark that defines the behavioral requirements of a role and your culture.


The Hire Better Report

The Hire Better Report gives you a quick understanding of fit for the role and customizable interview questions based on the role benchmark. This simple report is a great way for managers to quickly interpret the results and standardize their interview process. 


The Benchmark Coaching Report

The Benchmark Coaching Report highlights the behavioral scales of a role benchmark and provides practical growth recommendations for the scales where a person is outside the benchmark.


The Comparison Report

The Comparison Report overlays and compares up to 10 people’s Line Chart data.


The Conflict Report

The Conflict Report compares two people on the behavioral scales most likely to lead to conflict and provides cautions and tips to help them work better together.

Ready to get to the heart of your organization?

Get in touch with us today to learn how our science can help with your people strategy.