pre-employment assessments for

Religious Organizations

Our Religion Administration Assessment is the perfect fit for hiring committees at religious organizations looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates.  

The religious community has experienced many of the same challenges facing other industries over the last year, forcing administrators and clergy to adopt new, digital solutions to provide services to their members.  

This pivot has required exploring new types of candidates for administrative positions, those who combine the traditionally desired personality traits with practical knowledge of the latest technology. 

At HighMatch, we have over 15+ years of experience partnering with a wide variety of religious organizations.  Over the years, we’ve developed an in-depth understanding of the qualities that influence success both in the industry and in the most common roles and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

Some of our religious organization clients include:

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

  • Youth Pastor
  • Music Director
  • Social Media Manager
  • Business Administrator
  • Administrative Assistant

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 Religion Administration Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable religion administration 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.

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Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success at accounting firms, and are frequently requested by our clients.

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  • Concern for Others: being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Integrity: being honest and ethical
  • Leadership: a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
  • Self Control: maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior

“[HighMatch] has been excellent. It has made the recruitment process more efficient by cutting down on the number of applicants I interview to find the right candidate, because people who score ‘high’ job fit are great candidates.”

Operations Coordinator, Polaris

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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 in religious organizations.

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  • 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. 
  • 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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Organization 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.

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  • Accounts Receivable: this test measures the knowledge of processing payables, receivables and vendor invoices, and the posting of journal entries
  • Bookkeeping: this test assesses knowledge of day-to-day transactions, and covers a range of topics, such as debits and credits, business transactions, and basic accounting knowledge
  • Business Etiquette: this assessment addresses questions with regards to appropriate manners and behaviors in the workplace as well as professional environments.
  • Computer Literacy (Basic): this assessment measures the skills of a person familiar with technical aspects of computer knowledge as well as terminology and practices
  • Email Etiquette: this test is designed to determine a candidate’s knowledge of email etiquette, and covers a range of topics from email policy, to the structure and layout of email
  • Microsoft Excel: this custom assessment measures knowledge and skill associated with Microsoft Excel Proficiency
  • Microsoft Powerpoint: this custom assessment measures knowledge and associated with Microsoft Powerpoint Proficiency
  • Microsoft Word: this custom assessment measures knowledge and skill associated with Microsoft Word Proficiency

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

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‘Reducing Turnover’ Fact Sheet

Bad hires can have a ripple effect across your organization, impacting revenue and profitability, causing delays in mission-critical projects and rupturing team dynamics.

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 Religion Administration Assessment Solution

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