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Our Restaurant Assessment is the perfect fit for corporate HR teams and restaurant managers looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates. 

Industry Snapshot

forecasted sales in the food service industry

restaurant employees in the us as of 2022

restaurants in the us at the end of 2021

Restaurants have proven themselves to be very adaptable in the face of rapid change, from moving to QR menus and contactless payment, to owning online ordering.

One area that’s proven challenging is dealing with staff shortages while continuing to maintain quality standards and ensure hires align with the restaurant’s culture. 

We have over 15+ years of experience partnering with restaurants of all sizes, from national chains to local favorites.

We’ve developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success and can filter your pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

We Understand

Restaurant Roles

Between dealing with high stress customer situations to managing operations and hiring, 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 firm culture.

popular roles include:

  • Host
  • Server
  • Bartender
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Restaurant Manager

What Makes a Rockstar Employee
at a Restaurant?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of restaurant clients, from national chains to regional and local favorites.

As a result of this research, we have identified a proven profile of knowledge, abilities and skills that, together, provide a high-level of predictability into whether a candidate will be successful in the role.

Personality Traits

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

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  • 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

  • Self Control: controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behaviors

  • Stress Tolerance: dealing calmly with high stress situations

These restaurant organizations Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Restaurant Assessment

HighMatch’s Restaurant Assessment includes a highly configurable test 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. 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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Cognitive Abilities

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

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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.


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

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

“[An] ​​invaluable part of our hiring process. The job fit report and interview guide are clear and easy to use to ensure a consistent candidate evaluation.”

CFO, Enterprise Company


A national hospitality company deploys HighMatch to increase sales by 17% per month

Read how HighMatch helped a national hospitality company find sales team members who sold more, had better attendance and a more positive attitude.


Restaurant 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 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

  • Math Fundamentals: This test assesses candidate’s understanding of common mathematical concepts

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized and mobile-first skills tests covering topics like Telephone Etiquette and Cash Handling, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

Gen Z is Changing Talent Acquisition

Generation Z is changing the way we think about recruiting. These youthful employees aren’t as similar to millennials as talent acquisition professionals would anticipate.

To understand how to recruit Gen Z’ers effectively, we surveyed talent acquisition professionals to learn their proven tactics.

Our report reveals what talent acquisition professionals have done to recruit and retain Generation Z employees successfully.


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HighMatch Skill Assessment for Restaurants

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

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