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.

Consumer interest and spending on home improvement and repairs has jumped dramatically in the past year, likely tied to the increase in time spent at home.  This trend, combined with the spike in demand for existing homes, has led to product shortages and increased demand for building supplies.   

This increased 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 a variety of building supply companies, from lumber suppliers to lighting technology providers, stone countertop manufacturers to outdoor living solutions.

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

Some of our building materials clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular roles such as:

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

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your organization?

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HighMatch Building Materials Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable building materials assessment that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your organization.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

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 to address work-related issues and problems
  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Innovation: creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems
  • Stress Tolerance: accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations

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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.


  • Spatial Visualization: is the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. ​This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system
  • Vocabulary: is 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 and concisely
  • Rapid Problem Solving: is 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 an individual’s ability to diagnose problems quickly and recognize when unique solutions are needed.
  • 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.


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Building Materials Facility Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

Don’t see a skill you want to measure?  Have an existing custom skills test that you need help with? Request a skills consult from our in-house team of psychologists.


  • Forklift Operation: this test is appropriate for those who are currently operating forklifts or supervise those who operate forklifts. It tests for knowledge and skills used in safe operation
  • Masonry: this test is designed to verify the test taker’s general knowledge of masonry, including terminology, concrete masonry units, construction techniques, on site work and safety, and tools
  • Rough and Finish Carpentry: this test is based on expertise gained in the field of finish carpentry. Common trade specific terms, techniques, tools, and mathematical problems are covered
  • Shop Math: this assessment covers such topics as adding numbers, converting decimals to fractions, determining dimensions, converting measurements, and fractions
  • Blueprint Basics: this assessment measures an individual’s understanding and knowledge of prints used in a construction setting. It utilizes portions of actual prints and illustrations
  • Quality Assurance Inspection: this test covers knowledge of construction techniques, methods, and practices associated with the responsibilities of a commercial quality assurance inspector

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more manufacturing skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our Services team today.

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‘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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