pre-employment assessments for

Recruiting and Staffing Companies

Our Recruitment Skills Assessment is the perfect fit for talent teams at recruiting and staffing firms looking for unique and actionable insights into prospective candidates to share with clients.  

Industry Snapshot

Annualized US Market Size Growth in last 5 years

US Employment & Recruiting Agencies in 2022

Annualized US Employment Growth in last 5 years

The recruiting and staffing industry has weathered several turbulent few years, with the pendulum swinging from talent shortages to an overabundance of talent, and then back again – all in a short span of time. 

What remains consistent, however, is that the client relationship is paramount; maintaining relationships in a shifting landscape remains critical to success.

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with recruiting and staffing firms to help identify candidates that best align with a wide variety of roles.

We Understand

Recruiting & Staffing

Given how critical relationships are in this industry and how competitive the landscape has become, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to finding the right candidates.

We have over two decades helping our recruiting and staffing clients filter applicants and identify quality candidates for some of the most popular roles that exceed performance targets and align well with a client’s culture.

Our partners use us for:

  • Competitive Differentiation: HighMatch data is used by agencies as a way of differentiating their Search experience from others

  • Candidate Validation: HighMatch data provides independent, qualitative validation of a candidate’s fit for a given role

  • Interview Guides: Our Guides help you get to know your candidate’s personality and abilities before you share with clients

What Differentiates a Rockstar
Employee from an Average One?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients in this space, from large staffing firms to smaller firms with a more niche industry focus.

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

Recruiting & Staffing
Personality Traits

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

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  • Adaptability/Flexibility: being open to change in the workplace

  • Attention to Detail: being careful and thorough in completing tasks

  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job

  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible and fulfilling obligations

  • Initiative: a willingness to take on responsibilities

  • Persistence: persistence in the face of obstacles

These Firms Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Staffing Assessment

HighMatch’s Staffing 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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Recruiting & Staffing
Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in recruiting and staffing firms.

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Connect with a Product Specialist today to learn how we can measure and report on any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication

  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly, and recognize links and commonalities

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


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Recruiting & Staffing 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.

relevant skills tests:

  • Microsoft Excel: A quick, mobile-friendly assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Excel

  • Microsoft PowerPoint: A fast, mobile assessment that tests a candidate’s knowledge of MS PowerPoint

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

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Social Media Proficiency and Recruiting Fundamentals, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

“A metrics-based approach helps us engage new clients who want a high level of expertise when they hire. We have used the HighMatch assessment over 10,000 times, and it’s amazing how accurate it is.”


Download our
‘Hiring Efficiency’ Fact Sheet

Between posting the job, reviewing resumes, pre-screening candidates and then interviewing them, hiring can quickly become overwhelming, especially when you have other competing responsibilities.

Download our Hiring Efficiency Fact Sheet for additional facts around the true opportunity cost related to hiring, and learn how the right pre-employment assessment can help improve your hiring efficiency and put time back on your schedule.


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HighMatch Recruitment Skills Assessment

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