pre-employment Assessment for

Construction Companies

Our Construction Assessment Test is the perfect fit for HR teams in Commercial Construction looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates.

Construction companies have experienced record high turnover while also juggling a skilled labor shortage, which has created unique challenges for HR teams who need to scale hiring while maintaining quality and safety standards.

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

Over the years, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the qualities that influence success in the industry and in common construction roles and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

Some of our construction clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular construction roles such as:

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your organization?

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HighMatch Construction Assessment Test

HighMatch’s Construction Assessment includes a highly configurable pre-employment assessment that’s fast, easy-to-implement and measures both personality and aptitude.

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles in construction. These profiles were built by our in-house I-O psychologists and have been validated for accuracy.

HighMatch also has a fully custom solution that measures the individual qualities that matter most to your commercial construction business.

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.

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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.

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  • 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 and fulfilling obligations
  • Initiative: willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Leadership: willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions
  • Persistence: staying resolute in the face of obstacles
  • Safety Orientation: being rule-conscious and compliance-minded with regard to safety processes and guidelines
  • Stress Tolerance: accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively in high-stress situations


Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify the Most 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 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.


  • Spatial Visualization: the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with physical/digital systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system
  • 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

“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 how to read their reports!”


Construction 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.


  • Blueprint Basics: this assessment measures an individual’s understanding and knowledge of prints used in a construction
  • Forklift Operation: this test is appropriate for those currently operating forklifts or supervise those who operate forklifts. It tests for knowledge and skills used in the safe operation of forklifts
  • Masonry: this test is designed to verify general knowledge of masonry, including terminology, concrete masonry units, construction techniques, on site work and safety, and tools usage
  • Quality Assurance Inspection: this test covers knowledge of construction techniques, methods, and practices associated with the responsibilities of a commercial quality assurance inspector
  • Project Management Fundamentals: this test is designed to assess the skill level of a Project Manager, including project startup, scope planning, schedule planning, budget planning, staffing, etc.

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


Wayne Homes dramatically reduces turnover using HighMatch screening

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


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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HighMatch Construction Assessment Test

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