pre-employment assessments 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 Solution.

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Personalized assessments

HR teams hiring for leadership 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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Top executives plan strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They coordinate and direct work activities of companies and organizations.

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.

Critical Job Functions Include:

  • Establishing goals, policies, and procedures
  • Overseeing financial and budgetary activities
  • Managing activities related to products and services
  • Consulting with others about general operations
  • Analyze financial statements and sales reports

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 Leadership Roles

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

Leadership candidates need to have the necessary knowledge and experience, be capable of thinking both strategically and tactically and have the ability to inspire their teams.

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)


Personality Traits

  • Integrity: Being honest and ethical 

  • Dependability: Being responsible & fulfilling obligations 

  • Analytical Thinking: Analyzing information using logic

  • Attention to Detail: Being careful when completing tasks

  • Initiative: Being willing to take on responsibilities

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Aptitude Abilities

  • Spatial Visualization: Ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions in one’s mind

  • Numerical Reasoning: Numerical aptitude and ability to interpret, analyze, calculate, and draw conclusions using numbers and data sets

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


Skill Tests

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

  • 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 specific to leadership in your organization, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.

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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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 Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Emotional intelligence refers to one’s ability to recognize and manage their own emotions and the emotions of others.

An Emotional Intelligence test helps talent teams gauge a candidates EQ and how they will react in specific scenarios. 

HighMatch measures a candidate’s responsiveness, the tendency to react spontaneously and to express thoughts, feelings, and emotions openly and outwardly.

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