pre-employment assessments for

Building Materials Companies

Our Building Materials Assessment is the perfect fit for HR teams, Office Managers and Owners at building materials companies looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates.

Industry Snapshot

Lumber and building materials store market growth ’22

Lumber & Building Material Stores Employees in the US

average number of employees per store in the us

Consumer interest and spending on home improvement and repairs has jumped dramatically in the past year.

This demand is certainly welcome for the building materials industry, however it brings with it a need to scale hiring quickly to take advantage of this demand, while still maintaining candidate quality standards and ensuring cultural alignment.

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with hiring teams at building supply companies, from lumber suppliers to lighting providers, countertop manufacturers to outdoor living solutions.

We have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success in each role, and can filter your pipeline to ensure only qualified candidates move forward.

We Understand

Building Material Roles

Between meeting with clients to determine requirements, overseeing daily operations and project management, 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 your culture.

popular roles include:

  • Plant Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Customer Service Associate

What Makes a Rockstar
Employee at a Building Materials Company?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients, from national and regional suppliers to smaller firms servicing their local areas.

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.

Building Materials
Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in the building materials industry, and are frequently requested by our clients.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
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.


  • Analytical Thinking: analyzing information and using logic

  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough

  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job

  • Dependability: being reliable and fulfilling obligations

  • Innovation: alternative thinking to develop new ideas

  • Stress Tolerance: accepting criticism, dealing calmly with issues

These Building Materials Companies Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Building Materials Assessment

HighMatch’s Building Materials 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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Building Materials
Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success at building materials companies.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
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 their fluidity in communication

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


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Building Materials Facility 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 skills include:

  • Computer Literacy: This fast, mobile-friendly test assesses candidate’s understanding of basic computer use

  • English Fluency: A fast, mobile assessment that tests a candidate’s knowledge of the English language

  • Math Fundamentals: A short, fast skills test that assesses candidate’s understanding of math concepts

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

“Unlike some other well-known assessment tools in the marketplace, Berke is easy to administer and simple to interpret. No training is necessary to understand how to read their reports!”

Executive Sponsor, Construction

Download our
‘Hiring Efficiency’ Fact Sheet

Between posting the job, reviewing resumes, pre-screening candidates and then interviewing them, hiring can quickly become overwhelming, especially when you have other competing responsibilities.

Download our Hiring Efficiency Fact Sheet for additional facts around the true opportunity cost related to hiring, and learn how the right pre-employment assessment can help improve your hiring efficiency and put time back on your schedule by filtering our poor-fit candidates early in the process.


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HighMatch Building Materials Assessment

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