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 their 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.

Some of 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 and skills 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 have been validated for accuracy.

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

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Office Hours with HighMatch’s Industrial – Organizational Psychologist

An Exclusive Offer for Home Builders

Join HighMatch’s Chief Industrial-Organizational PsychologistDr. Craig Ellis, along with your industry peers, to learn how to re-evaluate hiring, design better employee experiences and streamline your hiring cycle.

This opportunity is a private session for Builders only, and the topics covered will be specific to the industry. Space is limited.

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HighMatch Knows Construction Roles

Our workplace psychologists have built and validated job profiles for the most popular construction roles, including:

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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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.

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 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 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


Industry Report

Tackling A Staffing Shortage with Better Talent Acquisition

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

This report uncovers the gaps in the builder labor pool and offers actionable insights and tips that recruiters can implement to identify the right candidates, accelerate the hiring process, and set the foundation for new hires to be successful in their roles.


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, this ability is critical 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 Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, Dr. Craig Ellis, 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

Builder 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

  • 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: 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. 

“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 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.

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Home Builder Solution Guide

Talent teams at home builders are facing the perfect storm of challenges, from workforce shortages to recruiter inefficiencies, higher turnover to the need to improve workforce diversity and create a more inclusive hiring process.

HighMatch has helped some of the leading national builders solve many of these challenges. Learn how HighMatch’s Builder Solution can help your organization by downloading our Home Builder Solution guide today.


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HighMatch Builder Assessment Solution

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