pre-employment Assessment for:

Home Builders

Our Home Builder Assessment Solution is the perfect fit for HR teams at residential construction companies looking to scale up hiring without sacrificing quality.

Deep Experience in the Builder Space

Builders have experienced increased turnover while in parallel juggling a talent shortage, creating challenges for HR teams who need to scale hiring while maintaining quality standards.

At HighMatch, we have 15+ years of experience partnering with home builders of all sizes. In fact, our company started as a talent consultancy for home builders nationwide.

We’ve developed a deep understanding of the qualities that influence success in builder roles and can filter candidate pipelines to ensure only qualified applicants advance.

our home builder clients include:

The HighMatch Home Builder Assessment

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

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles in construction. 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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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.

HighMatch Knows Home Building

Our workplace psychologists have built job profiles for the most popular builder roles, including:

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

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Builder 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 to learn how we can measure any singular trait or ability you believe equate to success.


  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail 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 & compliance-minded

  • Stress Tolerance: dealing calmly in high-stress situations


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.


Builder Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in the home building 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, a critical ability for skilled labor

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


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.

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Builder 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.

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



Wayne Homes dramatically reduces turnover using screening.

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

View the Case Study >

Home Builder Solution Guide

Home builders are facing the perfect storm of challenges, from workforce shortages to recruiter inefficiencies, higher turnover to the need to improve diversity.

HighMatch has helped some of the leading national builders solve many of these challenges. Learn how!


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HighMatch Builder Assessment Solution

Ready to learn how a Home Builder Assessment from HighMatch can help your company find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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