pre-employment assessments for

Management Consulting Firms

Our Management Consultant Skill Assessment is the perfect fit for HR teams and hiring managers at consulting firms looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates.

Industry Snapshot

job growth rate in 2023 for management consulting

number of consulting firms globally

US Annualized Wage Growth for the sector

Management consulting continues to be a labor-intensive service, with heavy reliance on people for multiple functions, despite the industries they serve having already moved fully towards digitization.

As these industries grow by leveraging modern technologies, consultants advising on and directing business processes cannot continue to fall behind in these areas.

This evolution requires a new set of skills and a new set of candidates. We have 15+ years of experience partnering with management consulting firms to help identify candidates that best align with the ever evolving needs of the role.

We Understand

Management Consulting Roles

Given the high stakes and the C-Suite stakeholders involved in a traditional consulting engagement, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to finding the right candidates.

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

popular roles include:

  • Business Architect
  • Financial Consultant
  • Associate Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Business Process Consultant

What Makes a Rockstar
Employee at a Consulting Firm?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients in this space, from large firms to smaller consultancies hiring one or two consultants.

As a result of this research, we have identified a proven profile of knowledge, abilities and skills that, together, provide a high-level of predictability into whether a candidate will be successful in the role.

Consulting Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success at management consulting firms, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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  • Adaptability/Flexibility: being open to change
  • Analytical Thinker: analyzing information using logic
  • Cooperation: displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Initiative: a willingness to take on responsibilities
  • Integrity: being honest and ethical
  • Persistence: persistence in the face of obstacles

These consulting Firms Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Consulting Assessment

HighMatch’s Consulting Assessment includes a highly configurable test that’s fast, easy-to-implement and measures personality, aptitude and skills right out of the box.

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles. These profiles were built by our workplace psychologists and are validated for accuracy.

For larger organizations, HighMatch can build a personalized assessment tailored to your specific role and culture.

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Consulting Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success at management consulting firms.

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  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary and fluidity in communication

  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems and recognize links between seemingly unrelated objects

  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way

“[HighMatch] is a great tool for assessing people for a specific job and working with others.”

Consultant, Management Consulting

Consulting 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 it’s rarely the whole solution. Our clients couple skills testing with other components to ensure they are getting the full picture of a candidate.

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  • Math Fundamentals: A short, fast skills assessment that tests candidate’s understanding of advanced math concepts

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


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HighMatch Management Consultant Skill Assessment

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