pre-employment assessments for

Automobile Dealers

Our Dealership Skills Assessment is the perfect fit for owners and dealership managers looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates. 

Industry Snapshot

total light vehicle dealership sales in the us

Estimated Number of Dealership Employees in US

average number of employees per dealership

While the pandemic affected many industries, automobile sales are booming as consumers opted for owned vehicles over mass transit.  These consumers also opted for new technology, from virtual showrooms to digital payments.  

While this boom in sales is driving growth at dealerships, it also brings headaches for HR teams and owners tasked with finding qualified candidates who are digitally fluent to meet that demand.  At HighMatch, we have over 15+ years of experience partnering with automotive dealerships of all sizes.

We understand the qualities that influence success in common roles and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified applicants move forward.

We Understand

Dealership Roles

Between knowing vehicles inside and out, establishing a personal connection with potential customers and negotiating financial terms, there’s no room for mistakes when it comes to hiring your next critical client-facing employee.

We have over two decades helping our dealership clients identify candidates for some of the most popular roles that exceed performance targets and align well with your culture.

popular roles include:

What Makes a Rockstar
Employee at a Dealership?

Our workplace psychologists have partnered with a wide range of clients in this space, from large franchise dealerships to smaller independents.

We have identified a proven profile of qualities and skills that, together, provide a high-level of predictability into whether a candidate will be successful in the role.

Dealership Personality Traits

There are several traits that often align with success in dealerships, and are frequently requested by clients.

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  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Being open to change

  • Attention to Detail: Being careful and thorough about detail

  • Dependability: Being responsible and fulfilling obligations

  • Initiative: A willingness to take on responsibilities

  • Leadership: A willingness to lead and offer opinions

These dealerships Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Dealership Assessment

HighMatch’s Dealership Assessment includes a highly configurable test that’s fast, easy-to-implement and measures personality and aptitude 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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Dealership Cognitive Abilities

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

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  • Vocabulary is the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication

“[HighMatch] gives me peace of mind when hiring new people.”

President, Automotive Dealership

Dealership 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 tests:

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

  • Microsoft Excel: A quick, mobile-friendly assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Excel

  • 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 Automotive Knowledge or Sales Concepts, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your roles.


Fischbach Creates a Profile

For Hiring Success

Learn how HighMatch helped Fischbach, a global leader in the sealant industry, reduce their 90% turnover rate through a benchmarking study, which identified the specific qualities shared by their most successful and long-term employees.


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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 Dealership Skills Assessment

Ready to learn how a dealership skills assessment test from HighMatch can help your automotive dealership find better quality candidates, increase recruiter efficiency, improve diversity and reduce turnover?

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