pre-employment assessments for

Recruiting and Staffing Companies

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

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. Over that time, we have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success in a wide variety of roles, and can filter your candidate pipeline to surface only those candidates that match your client’s job profile. 

Some of our recruiting and staffing clients include:

Our Agency partners have used our recruitment skills assessment in a number of ways, including:

  • Competitive Differentiation: HighMatch data and reports have been used by agencies as a way of differentiating their Search experience from others in their space   
  • Candidate Validation: HighMatch data has been used by our Agency partners to provide independent, qualitative validation of a candidate’s fit for a given role. 
  • Interview Guides: It pays to go deep.  HighMatch Interview Guides help you get to know your candidate’s personality and cognitive abilities before

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HighMatch Recruitment Skills Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable recruitment skills assessment that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your firm.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

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 (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Initiative: a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Persistence: persistence in the face of obstacles

“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.”


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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  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly
  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on a candidate’s ability to diagnose problems and develop solutions quickly
  • Logical Problem Solving: measures the ability to think through large, complex problems in a linear, step-by-step way.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to weigh pros and cons of potential decisions, consider the consequences of potential courses of action, and choose the option that is most sensible


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Recruiting & Staffing Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

Don’t see a skill you want to measure?  Have an existing custom skills test that you need help with? Request a skills consult from our in-house team of psychologists.


  • Social Media Proficiency: this test that measures the knowledge about the different social media platforms
  • Recruiting Fundamentals: this test is designed to evaluate a person’s basic ability to source for, identify, evaluate, interview, negotiate with, and hire qualified candidates for a given position
  • Business Etiquette: this assessment addresses questions with regards to appropriate manners and behaviors in the workplace as well as professional environments
  • Inbound Sales: this test that measures the knowledge of the telesales process, sales call handling and best practices of customer interaction
  • Computer Literacy: this assessment is designed to measure the skills of a person familiar the technical aspects of computer knowledge as well as terminology and practices

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more business services skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our Services team today.

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‘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 by filtering our poor-fit candidates early in the process.


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HighMatch Recruitment Skills Assessment

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