hiring assessments for

Automotive Parts Stores

Our Automative Retail Solution helps modern talent teams identify qualified candidates at scale that align with their unique roles and company culture.

Personalized assessments

HR teams at automotive retail companies need an efficient hiring process that identifies candidates at all job levels that align with both the role and company culture.

HighMatch’s personalized assessment solution includes independently validated measures that can assess a candidate’s for only those specific qualities that matter most in the role, using your preferred language.

Industry Snapshot

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Industry expertise

The automotive parts retail experience is experiencing a massive transformation, from retail stores to a mix of physical and digital, and with new players, from OEM manufacturers selling direct to pure-play eCommerce, drop-shipping parts. This transformation has led to new roles and required skills, all of which puts added pressure on hiring managers to find qualified candidates.

HighMatch has 15+ years experience partnering with HR leadership at automotive retail companies. Our workplace psychologists know the qualities that influence success, and can build personalized assessments that enable more effective hiring.

Measure anything, at any stage

HighMatch has a full suite of content capabilities, enabling our team to approach each role differently.

Our personalization process identifies those capabilities we need to employ to measure what matters most.

Each content capability is made up of independently validated measures that can be used in any combination and at any stage of the hiring process.

We Understand

Auto Part Store Roles

Between the logistical challenges of maintaining inventory and the need to have informed sales associates that elicit customer trust, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring your next critical client-facing employee.

We have over two decades helping our auto parts clients identify candidates for some of the most popular roles that exceed performance targets and align well with store culture.

popular roles include:

  • Sales Associate
  • Service Technician
  • Inventory Manager
  • Assembly Team Lead
  • eCommerce Managers

Auto Parts Store Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in auto part stores, and are frequently requested by our clients in the space.

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  • Attention to Detail: being careful in completing work tasks

  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job

  • Dependability: requires being reliable and responsible

  • Initiative: requires a willingness to take on responsibilities

  • Integrity: being honest and ethical

  • Persistence: persistence in the face of obstacles

HighMatch dashboards

HighMatch dashboards are highly personalized, from the competencies reported on to sections, measures, ranges and targets ~ even the look and feel can be tailored to your needs.

Features include:

  • Single Score: a single roll-up performance score
  • Custom Ranges: flexible, client-defined score ranges
  • Topic Scores: tailored topic scores for key sections
  • Answers Tab: easily review answers to questions
  • Action Tabs: email or call applicants with one click
  • Interview Guides: tailored question prompts
  • Development: recommendations for improvement

All content shown for each measure across all sections can be tailored to your needs, using your preferred language.

see a sample report
HighMatch Candidate Report

Auto Parts Store Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success at auto parts stores.

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Connect with us today to learn how HighMatch can build a personalized assessment aligned to your specific roles and culture, using your preferred language.


  • Spatial Visualization: Measures a candidate’s ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions in one’s mind

  • Numerical Reasoning: Measures a candidate’s numerical aptitude and their ability to interpret, analyze, calculate, and draw conclusions using numbers and data sets

  • Logical Problem Solving: Measures a candidate’s ability to draw accurate conclusions based on their observations and experiences

“[HighMatch] gives me peace of mind when hiring new people.”

President, Automotive


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Auto Parts Store Skills

We approach skills testing differently than everyone else. HighMatch skills tests, powered by our modern, testing engine, are short and candidate-friendly.

They are also highly personalized, compiled by our team of workplace psychologists from a pool of components and tailored to measure what matters most in the role.

Skills testing is an important piece of the puzzle, however our clients often couple skills testing with other capabilities to ensure they are getting the full picture of a candidate.

relevant skills tests:

  • Computer Literacy: This fast, mobile-friendly test assesses candidate’s understanding of basic computer use

  • English Fluency: A fast, mobile assessment that tests a candidate’s knowledge of the English language

  • Math Fundamentals: A short, fast skills test that assesses candidate’s understanding of math concepts

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Automotive Knowledge and Cash Handling, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

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