REMINDER ESSENTIAL SERVER MAINTENANCE – WEEKEND OF 27TH/28TH JANUARY This message is to advise that there will be some downtime on the assessment platform www.aqrtest.com over the weekend 27th/28th January due to essential maintenance and upgrades to our server. We anticipate this will be approximately 2 hours – this is currently scheduled for Saturday 27th UK EVENING TIME to minimise disruption. During this time the assessment platform will not be accessible for either assessment candidates or for administrators as we will be transferring the database onto a new platform to ensure future stability and functionality. Automated emails will also not be functioning during this period. Normal services will be restored as soon as possible after the transfer. We appreciate your patience and understanding
NOTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL SERVER MAINTENANCE – WEEKEND OF 27TH/28TH JANUARY
This message is to advise that there will be some downtime on the assessment platform www.aqrtest.com over the weekend 27th/28th January due to essential maintenance and upgrades to our server. We anticipate this will be approximately 2 hours – this is currently scheduled for Saturday 27th during UK working hours 9am- 5.30pm
During this time the assessment platform will not be accessible for either assessment candidates or for administrators as we will be transferring the database onto a new platform to ensure future stability and functionality. Automated emails will also not be functioning during this period. Normal services will be restored as soon as possible after the transfer.
We appreciate your patience and understanding, if you have any concerns or a have time sensitive assessments scheduled for those days please let us know via email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTIFICATION FOR ALL MTQ PLUS USERS. Your meters on account have now been moved over to the MTQ PLUS 2021 product. You should use this product to set up new MTQ Plus assessments ongoing. If you have any issues please contact us at email@example.com
REMINDER - MTQ PLUS UPGRADE
On the afternoon (UK time) of 10th January we will be deploying the revised MTQ PLUS 2021 product and any existing MTQ PLUS meter stock you may have will transferred over to the new product. The data and reports from any existing assessments will be retained under the original MTQ PLUS schedules on your accounts. Once the MTQ PLUS 2021 product is live you should use this to set up your MTQ PLUS assessments for any future requirements. The revised questionnaire has 63 items to be completed. If you do have any on-going assessments please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can retain MTQ PLUS meters on your account to fulfil these.
ADVANCE NOTICE - MTQ PLUS UPGRADE
Last year the questionnaire was temporarily increased in size to 83 items to enable some testing of alternative items for some of the eight factors.
The goal was to improve the already impressive technical properties of the MTQPlus questionnaire in three key areas – validity, reliability and scale independence.
We are pleased to announce that this process has now been completed and the resulting review has reaffirmed the previous studies conclusions on its high level of reliability. Indeed the changes we are now able to make to the norm group and resulting scoring algorithms has strengthened this even further. We will shortly be creating an update to the technical manual. The study and analyses will be presented for peer review and for publication in an academic journal. We will shortly share a summary pending peer review. We will also now be reducing the number of items to be completed to 63.
In order to minimise downtime on the system for everyone whilst we make the changes we will be deploying the revised questionnaire as a completely new product on the assessment system called MTQ PLUS 2021. The data from any existing assessments will be retained under the original MTQ PLUS schedules on your accounts. This new product will appear on your account from the afternoon (UK time) of 10th January and any existing MTQ PLUS meter stock you may have will transferred over to the new product at the same time. We will be posting a notice on the assessment system to advise when this has gone live. If you do have any on-going assessments over this period please contact us on email@example.com so we can retain MTQ PLUS meters on your account to fulfil these. Once the MTQ PLUS 2021 product is live you should use this to set up MTQ PLUS assessments for any future requirements.
PRODUCT UPDATE: The MTQ Plus questionnaire is now available in Swedish
PRODUCT UPDATE: revisions completed to Polish MTQ Plus
PRODUCT UPDATE: revisions made to MTQ48 in Dutch including revised translation of some questions
PRODUCT UPDATE: updated versions of MTQ PLUS and ILM72 now available in Arabic
PRODUCT UPDATE: MTQ PLUS questionnaire is now available in both German and Dutch.
PRODUCT UPDATE: ILM72 - 9 items have been updated in the English language version to replace the word subordinate with more inclusive terms
PRODUCT UPDATE: Amendments have been made to gender response options to include Other and Prefer not to say options.
The Data protection notice has now been updated to reflect the UK's exit from the EU
These how now been updated in all languages
PLEASE NOTE - FRIDAY 9TH OCTOBER We will be working on the site periodically.
We are adding additional test items to the MTQ PLUS questionnaire.
From today this will be 83 items.
This does not affect the scoring or results of past or future assessments.
COVID-19 – AQR INTERNATIONAL’S RESPONSE
As the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak becomes more widespread, we wanted to update all our partners, customers and other contacts regarding AQR International’s response and what we are doing to ensure uninterrupted service.
Our assessments – our assessment platform and support systems are designed around the concept of virtual assessment. These will continue to operate as normal.
Our employees – we are committed to the safety of our employees during this crisis. Our office support team are working remotely using virtual tools to ensure communications between them and our customers is disrupted as little as possible.
Our partners and customers – we are committed to working with our partners and customers to help ensure business continuity through this difficult time. We will work with them to offer virtual promotions and learning opportunities. So if you have an idea for a strategy that we can help with please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Future development – At AQR we are gearing up to provide sustainable learning and development activities. This will ensure we are ready whether this current situation is temporary or a more long term reality. We already have e-learning licensed user programmes for our core psychometric measures MTQ and ILM72. We are now working to enhance and improve these over the coming weeks and months. We are also accelerating the development schedule for a new online mental toughness development offering, we will update on this as soon as we have a launch date.
We will be communicating via mail updates, social media and all our other virtual channels regularly so please follow us to keep up to date on developments. You can also contact us via the website or email.
On behalf of everyone at AQR International we hope that you stay safe and healthy during this testing time.
METERS SELF-TOP-UP FEATURE
We are pleased to announce the launch of a meters self-top-up feature on our assessments platform.
What does it do?
It enables top account owners* to self-top-up meters of any assessment they have access to without the requirement to contact AQR Int. and ask for meters transfer. *top account is an account which is purchasing meters directly from AQR Int. and not from their local partners. Sub-accounts will need to contact their local assessment distributor and request the meters to be transferred to their account in a regular way.
How am I going to be invoiced?
Once meters have been topped up, the system emails AQR Int. with a notice about the automated meters transfer. An invoice will follow via email.
How does it work? Please follow this link for instructions.
AQR would like to remind system users that we have implemented a 30 min. log out of the system in case of inactivity on the account.
For Polish customers: AQR informuje o wprowadzonym automatycznym wylogowaniu z system po stwierdzonej nieaktywności przez 30 minut.
Welcome to this message board. We will be posting here any new updates to the system.
Your AQR Team