pre-employment assessment Test for

Leadership Positions

Ensure your Leaders are qualified to manage your daily operations, are able to process information efficiently and inspire teams to do their best work with our Leadership Assessment Test.

We Know Leadership Roles

When it comes to the leadership of your business, there’s no room for mistakes.

Leadership team members need to have the necessary knowledge and experience, be capable of thinking both strategically and tactically and have the ability to inspire their teams to successfully execute on a plan.

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


  • Director
  • Team Leader
  • Vice President
  • Executive Director
  • C-Suite (CTO, CFO, CMO, CPO)

Most companies have at least one rockstar member of the leadership team. They are successful, tenured, their teams love them and they 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.

Leadership Job Functions

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

When assessing technical skills for leadership 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:

  • Supervise the work of office, administrative, or customer service employees to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures, correcting errors or problems
  • Communicate with key stakeholders to determine project requirements and objectives
  • Create project status presentations for delivery to customers or project personnel
  • Work with project personnel to identify and resolve issues
  • Advising on the best course of action regarding operational matters
  • Develop or update project plans including information such as objectives, technologies, schedules, funding, and staffing

What Makes a Rockstar
Leadership Candidate?

We have helped a number of our clients identify high-quality leadership 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.


Personality Traits

  • Integrity: Being honest and ethical 
  • Dependability: Being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations 
  • Analytical Thinking: Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Attention to Detail: Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Initiative: Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges


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
  • 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
  • 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


Skill Tests

  • Leadership Preference: Leadership Assessment that evaluates one’s capacity for leadership and their leadership and motivational preferences. Used for both selection and development purposes
  • Leadership Behaviors Assessment: Leadership assessment that measures their existing leadership capability where each high performance behavior is ranked based on their leadership skills
  • Restaurant Manager Selector Assessment: Assessment specific to the Restaurant Management roles. Has different benchmarks scoring for various positions
  • Manager Selector: Selector focused on key competencies related to management success. Applicable across industries
  • Sales Manager Selector: Selector focused on key competencies related to management success. Includes sales specific situations in SJTs

Have Better Interviews

Interviews are an opportunity to take insights from the Candidate Report and dive deeper, ensuring alignment between the role, the individual and the organization.

This guide provides actionable tips on how to have more meaningful interviews, from asking relevant questions, making the interview conversational and avoiding conversation threads that can lead to unconscious bias.


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If so, then look no further!

Whether you are new to recruiting or an experienced hiring manager, our guides have something for you.

HighMatch’s Leadership Assessment Test

HighMatch is a modern pre-employment assessment tool 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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