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Human Resources Positions

Ensure your human resources professionals are qualified to manage your daily operations and are able to process information professionally and efficiently with our Human Resources Assessment Solution.

Personalized assessments

HR teams hiring for human resources positions need an efficient hiring process that identifies candidates at all job levels that align with both the role and 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.

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Human resources managers plan, coordinate, and direct the administrative functions of an organization.

They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff, consult with top executives on strategic planning and serve as a link between management and employees.

When assessing human resources candidates, it’s important to keep the critical job functions in mind so you have an effective frame of reference.

critical job functions Include:

  • Interpret and explain policies, procedures & regulations
  • Hire employees and process related paperwork
  • Maintain knowledge of employment guidelines and laws
  • Prepare/maintain employment records related to events
  • Address harassment allegations and work complaints

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 Know Human Resource Roles

Between developing and instituting new policies and procedures to running point on strategic initatives, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring these roles.

We have over two decades helping our client partners identify candidates with the high impact traits, abilities and skills that influence success in human resources roles.


  • HR Managers
  • Talent Acquisition Specialists
  • Benefits Administrators
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • HR Assistants

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Personality Traits

  • Integrity: being honest and ethical 

  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job

  • Attention to detail: being careful and thorough

  • Self-control: maintaining composure & controlling anger

  • Dependability: being reliable and fulfilling obligations

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Aptitude Abilities

  • Logical Problem Solving: Ability to draw accurate conclusions based on observations and experiences

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Skill Test

HighMatch has several relevant tests for this function, all of which can be tailored to your specific role. They include:

  • 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

  • Math Fundamentals: A short, fast skills assessment that tests candidate’s understanding of basic math concepts

For larger organizations, HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized skills tests covering topics like Human Resources Basics or Recruiting Fundamentals, all powered by our mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

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A platform for today’s workforce

HighMatch’s modern, powerful assessment platform was built to support the unique needs of larger organizations.

Our intuitive client dashboard offers candidate insights at a glance, inclusive of a single roll-up score alongside personalized competencies in your preferred language.

Our mobile candidate experience provides a fast, seamless and inclusive way to measure candidates against those competencies that matter most in your organization.

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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Sample Candidate Report

support for every level

Whether you are hiring for high volume hourly positions or hiring your next senior executive, we have you covered.

HighMatch is the only assessment vendor to offer personalized assessment solutions for roles across the professional spectrum.

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Measuring Teamwork

Professionals who can work well with others and put aside individual contributions in favor of collective success are critical to a well-functioning team.

Assessments help employers understand how likely they are to thrive in a team-based organizational structure.

HighMatch measures three traits that relate to teamwork – Sociability, Assertiveness and Adaptability.

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