The scientific validation in the spring of 2015 at the VUB by a team led by Prof. Dr. Elke Van Hoof gave the online Coretalents questionnaire a Cronbach’s alpha reliability index of .84 (the highest in the world for this type of questionnaire, alongside the Big 5). It also proved how the Coretalents-method helps people to develop in concrete terms.

From the VUB press release of 19/5/2015:

Knowledge of Coretalents¶ helps fight stress & burnout

On 12 and 13 May 2015, Prof. Dr. Elke Van Hoof organised the 1st international conference on HSP (high sensitivity).

Prof. Dr. Elke Van Hoof is a clinical psychologist with specialisations in psychodiagnostics, trauma, stress and burnout. She teaches medical and health psychology at the VUB and is coordinator of the “High Sensitivity for Professionals” programme.

An effective way to deal positively with stress & burnout is getting to know your coretalents. Coretalents are your Nature, Potential and Intrinsic Motivation at their most original level. The Coretalents-method has been used for more than 25 years in the selection of engineers and scientists.

In the meantime, more than one hundred HR managers, coaches, psychologists and other professionals have been trained as an Accredited Coretalents analyst. They use this knowledge as specialists in their respective fields, ranging from study choice to career guidance, promotions, HR policy, relationship mediation, team building, and so on.

Making the right choices

‘Qualitative analysis of the research shows that the results of the coretalents analysis stimulate direct action, giving the motivation to make the needed changes in order to get yourself back on track.’ says Prof. Dr. Elke Van Hoof.

She announced the results of her research on stress, burnout & HSP at the VUB conference.

This research shows that in terms of reliability, the coretalents analysis scores as well as the Big 5 personality test (the most used in the world) and better than the MBTI.