pre-employment assessments for

Chemical Companies

Our Chemicals Skills Assessment is the perfect fit for HR teams, Office Managers and Owners at chemical companies looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates. 

The chemicals industry is rebounding after a challenging year, with shipments increasing and hiring growing, both of which slowed last year due to the pandemic.  With demand heading in the right direction, HR Teams and hiring managers will be looking for new hires in what is shaping up to be a competitive market.   

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with HR Teams and hiring managers at chemical companies looking to find qualified candidates to fill critical roles.

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 chemical clients include:

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

  • Account Manager
  • Chemical Operator
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemical Sales Representative

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

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HighMatch Chemicals Skills Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable chemicals skills 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.

Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in the chemicals 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.


  • Achievement/Effort: establishing personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
  • 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
  • Initiative: a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Stress Tolerance: accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations

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Cognitive Abilities

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

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  • 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 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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Chemicals 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.


  • Shop Math: this assessment covers such topics as adding numbers, converting decimals to fractions, determining dimensions, converting measurements, and fractions
  • 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
  • Warehouse Safety and Inventory Management: this test is designed to assess a test taker’s understanding of managing a warehouse with an emphasis on safety
  • Hazardous Material Handling: this test is based on four areas of concern often encountered in handling hazardous materials: identifying materials, labeling of materials, packaging and shipping
  • Chemical Engineering: this test that measures the conceptual knowledge of transport phenomena, chemical process engineering and technology, chemical process principles, and stoichiometry
  • Sales Concepts: this assessment was created to assess the skill level of a sales representative. It can be used in any sales industry as it covers the basic skills needed to be successful in sales.

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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‘Reducing Turnover’ Fact Sheet

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Download our Reducing Turnover Fact Sheet for additional facts around the true cost of turnover, and learn how the right pre-employment assessment can, in many cases, pay for itself via reductions in turnover.


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HighMatch Chemicals Skills Assessment

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