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.

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. 

This puts immense pressure on overworked HR Teams, who are trying to fill these roles while also maintaining quality standards. 

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with HR Teams at a variety of government entities, from local police forces to county services, state government offices and federal agencies. 

Over time, we have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success in each role, and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified candidates move forward.

Some of our government clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular government jobs such as:

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

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

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HighMatch Government

Skills Test Solution

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable government skills test that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to you.

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.

Government Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in government, and are frequently requested by our clients.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
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  • Adaptability/Flexibility: being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • 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, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Self Control: maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior
  • Stress Tolerance: accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations

“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.”

User, Non-Profit Organizational Management

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.

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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


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Government 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.


  • Basic Office Skills: This test assesses a test taker’s understanding of basic math and verbal skills.
  • Basic Statistics: This test measures the knowledge of statistical methods, exploratory analysis, basics of probability, standard distributions and statistical testing
  • Call Center Customer Service: This test is designed to assess if a person can determine the most appropriate response to a myriad of basic call center situations
  • Call Center Environment: This test is designed to measure a person’s ability to process orders using call center softwares
  • Call Center Phone Etiquette: This test is designed to assess a trained customer service agent’s communication skills
  • Writing Sample – Persuasive: This test showcases the writer’s ability to use persuasive language in an internal correspondence

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

HighMatch Government Skills Test

Ready to learn how a government skills test from HighMatch can help your organization find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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