pre employment skills test for

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 Skills Test.

We Know Human Resource Roles

When it comes to human resources, there’s no room for mistakes. Human Resources need to consistently bring their A-game or risk allowing the entire business to go under.

We have deep experience helping our client partners identify candidates with the high impact traits that influence success in human resource roles.


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

Most companies have at least one rockstar member of the HR team. They are successful, tenured and raise morale just by showing up.     

A HighMatch Job Analysis coupled with a Benchmark Study is a great way to identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities and skills that make them so successful. You can even apply that rockstar profile as a filter to your candidate pool.

Human Resource Job Functions

HighMatch’s Human Resources Skills Test evaluates candidates for the aptitudes, traits and work skills necessary to improve your organization.

When assessing technical skills for human resource positions, it’s important to keep the critical job functions in mind so you have an effective frame of reference of what to look for in a candidate.

Those Include:

  • Interpret and explain human resources policies, procedures, laws, standards, or regulations.
  • Hire employees and process hiring-related paperwork.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and affirmative action guidelines and laws, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Prepare or maintain employment records related to events, such as hiring, termination, leaves, transfers, or promotions, using human resources management system software.
  • Address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns.

What Makes a Rockstar
Human Resources Employee?

We have helped a number of our clients identify high-quality human resources candidates over the last two decades, and, as a result, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the personality traits, aptitudes and skills required for success in this role.

Human Resources

Personality Traits

  • Integrity: Being honest and ethical 
  • Cooperation: Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Attention to detail: Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks 
  • Self-control: Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations
  • Dependability: Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations


Aptitude Abilities

  • 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
  • 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

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Skill Test

  • Human Resources Basics: This Human Resources Basics test assesses a candidates ability to understand and implement various HR practices and processes
  • Recruiting Fundamentals: The Recruiting Fundamentals test is designed to evaluate a person’s basic ability to source for, identify, evaluate, interview, negotiate with, and ultimately hire qualified candidates for a given position
  • Interviewing and Hiring Concepts: The greatest commodity any company has is the people it employs and the customers it serves. Help guarantee a higher standard of employees with our Interviewing and Hiring Concepts Assessment

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’s Human Resources Skills Test

HighMatch is a modern pre-employment assessment tool platform that identifies top talent, keeps strong candidates in your pipeline, and re-skills current employees.

Choose from either custom or packaged assessment based on the specific needs of your organization, and allow your candidates to benefit from an intuitive, mobile-first platform that works to build a holistic index of their capabilities.

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