pre-employment Assessment for

Commercial Construction

Our Construction Assessment Test is the perfect fit for HR teams at commercial construction companies looking for actionable insights into candidates.

Industry Snapshot

Total projected put-in-place of 1.67T in ’22, a 6.6% increase from ’21

federal investments to be spent on new / repair of infrastructure

increase in hourly wages for all employees in 2021

Construction is seeing a boom in adoption of new technology expected to help solve some of the industry’s major problems: safety, productivity, and labor shortages. Robots, drones and VR are becoming commonplace at job sites, requiring a specialized skill set to safely operate and maintain.

At HighMatch, we have 15+ years of experience partnering with commercial construction companies of all sizes.

We understand the qualities that influence success in the industry as well as the new technical skills required for today’s modern job site, and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

We Understand

Construction Roles

Between planning commercial construction processes, negotiating contracts and securing building permits there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring these roles.

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

popular roles include:

What Makes a Rockstar
Employee at a Construction Company?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients, from large commercial construction firms to smaller, more specialized companies.

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.

Construction Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in the construction industry, and are frequently requested by our clients.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
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.


  • Attention to Detail: being careful and thorough

  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job

  • Dependability: being reliable and fulfilling obligations

  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities

  • Leadership: willingness to lead and offer opinions

  • Persistence: staying resolute in the face of obstacles

  • Safety Orientation: being rule-conscious with regard to safety

  • Stress Tolerance: dealing calmly in high-stress situations

These construction companies Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Construction Assessment

HighMatch’s Construction 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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Construction Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in the construction industry.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
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

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


Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify Qualified Applicants

Hear from Michael Luckie-Ewing, former VP of People and Culture at Wayne Homes, a custom home builder serving 5 states for over 40 years.

Michael and his team used HighMatch to better filter applicants for the qualities and skills that contribute to success across every role in their organization.

Construction 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

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

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Project Management Basics or QA Inspection, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.


Great People Are Better Than A Great Process

Listen to Dr. Craig Ellis, HighMatch’s Chief Workplace Psychologist, as he joins Devon Tilly, host of The Art of Construction to discuss the current issues facing construction companies as they try and hire, train and retain top talent during a talent shortage.

Listen to the Episode

Buyer’s Guide

Selecting the right assessment solution from the hundreds available can be daunting. To make that process a little easier, we created a Buyer’s Guide.

It’s an objective, downloadable report created by our team of Industrial & Organizational (I/O) psychologists that outlines what to consider when evaluating assessment vendors. 

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“Unlike some other well-known assessment tools in the marketplace, it’s easy to administer and simple to interpret. No training is necessary to understand reports!”



Wayne Homes reduces turnover using HighMatch screening

Read how one home builder optimized their screening process by applying a competency filter provided by HighMatch, and saw significant reductions in turnover.



Industry Report

Tackling Construction’s Staffing Shortage

Demand for housing is sky-high, but a litany of issues is preventing builders from being able to seize the moment.

This report uncovers the gaps in the builder labor pool and offers tips to identify the right candidates, accelerate hiring, and set the foundation for new hires to be successful.


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HighMatch Construction Assessment Test

Ready to learn how a construction assessment test from HighMatch can help your commercial construction business find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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