Skills Test for

Government Entities

Our Government Skills Test is the perfect fit for HR teams and Hiring Managers looking for actionable insights on prospective candidates.

Personalized assessments

HR teams at government entities need an efficient hiring process that identifies candidates at all job levels that align with both the role and organizational 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

state and local government employees in ’22

us workforce employed by state/local government

drop in employees in state / local government since ’20

Industry expertise

State and local governments, as well as sectors of the federal government, are finding themselves with more jobs than applicants, while also seeing existing employees leaving due to burnout, retirement or competition from the private sector. 

HighMatch has 15+ years experience partnering with talent teams at government entities, from local police forces to county services, state government offices and federal agencies. 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 capability is made up of independently validated measures that can be used in any combination and at any stage of the hiring process.

We Understand Government Roles

Between providing support and services to those in need and protecting and serving the community, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring these 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 your culture.

popular roles include:

  • Police Officers
  • Database Administrator
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Healthcare Social Workers
  • Landscaper / Groundskeeper

Government Personality Traits

There are several personality traits that often align with success in government, and are often requested by 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.


  • Adaptability/Flexibility: being open to change

  • Attention to Detail: being careful and thorough about detail

  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job

  • Dependability: being reliable and fulfilling obligations

  • Self Control: keeping emotions in check & controlling anger

  • Stress Tolerance: dealing calmly with high stress situations

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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Government Cognitive Abilities

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

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

  • Vocabulary: the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary and their fluidity in communication

  • Rapid Problem Solving: the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly

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


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Government 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.

relevant tests INCLUDE:

  • 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 Call Center Etiquette or Basic Office Skills, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

“I liked that the report was all stated in the positive…there was not a right or wrong. This is helpful, especially when sharing the applicant report.”

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