hiring assessments for

Energy & Utility Companies

Our Energy & Utility Solution helps modern talent teams identify qualified candidates at scale that align with their unique roles and company culture.

Personalized assessments

HR teams at energy companies need an efficient hiring process that identifies candidates at all job levels that align with both the role and company culture.

HighMatch’s personalized assessment solution includes independently validated measures that can assess a candidate’s for only those specific qualities that matter most in the role, using your preferred language.

Industry Snapshot

workers in the utilities industry in ’22

Utilities in the US Annualized Employment Growth ’17–’22

Americans employed in the clean energy sector in ’22

Industry expertise

The transitions happening in this industry require new roles and new types of employees. This puts pressure on overworked Talent teams at energy and utility companies, who are trying to fill these roles while also maintaining quality standards. 

HighMatch has 15+ years experience partnering with HR leadership at energy and utility companies. Our workplace psychologists know the qualities that influence success, and can build personalized assessments that create efficiencies and enable more effective hiring.

Measure anything, at any stage

HighMatch has a full suite of content capabilities, enabling our team to approach each role differently.

Our personalization process identifies those capabilities we need to employ to measure what matters most.

Each content capabilities are made up of independently validated measures that can be used in any combination and at any stage of the hiring process.

We Understand Energy & Utilities Roles

Between juggling multiple projects to fixing downed power lines, there’s no room for mistakes when hiring these critical roles.

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

popular roles include:

  • Energy Engineer
  • Project Schedulers
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Sales Representative
  • Line Installers/Repairers

Energy & Utility Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in a role in the Energy & Utilities sectors, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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  • Analytical Thinking: analyzing information and using logic

  • Attention to Detail: being careful and thorough

  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job

  • Dependability: being reliable and fulfilling obligations

  • Integrity: being honest and ethical

HighMatch dashboards

HighMatch dashboards are highly personalized, from the competencies reported on to sections, measures, ranges and targets ~ even the look and feel can be tailored to your needs.

Features include:

  • Single Score: a single roll-up performance score
  • Custom Ranges: flexible, client-defined score ranges
  • Topic Scores: tailored topic scores for key sections
  • Answers Tab: easily review answers to questions
  • Action Tabs: email or call applicants with one click
  • Interview Guides: tailored question prompts
  • Development: recommendations for improvement

All content shown for each measure across all sections can be tailored to your needs, using your preferred language.

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Energy & Utility Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in a role in the energy and utilities sector.

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: Measures a candidate’s ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions in one’s mind

  • Numerical Reasoning: Measures a candidate’s numerical aptitude and their ability to interpret, analyze, calculate, and draw conclusions using numbers and data sets

  • Logical Problem Solving: Measures a candidate’s ability to draw accurate conclusions based on their observations and experiences


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Energy & Utility 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 our clients often couple skills testing with other capabilities to ensure they are getting the full picture of a candidate.


  • Computer Literacy: This fast, mobile-friendly test assesses candidate’s understanding of basic computer use

  • English Fluency: This fluency test assesses a candidate’s understanding of the English language

  • Microsoft Excel: A quick, mobile-friendly assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Excel

  • Microsoft Word: A fast yet comprehensive assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Word

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Basic Industrial Skills or Safety in the Workplace, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

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