HighMatch’s pre-employment

Personality Assessment

A personality assessment is a type of pre-employment assessment that helps employers gather data about a candidate’s potential motivators, communication style, preferences and emotional qualities.

This data can be used to filter candidates for those who align best with the role and company.

Assessing Personality

Many psychologists believe there are five basic dimensions of personality: extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism. The collection of these traits is called the Big Five or five-factor model (FFM). 

Big Five is universally agreed upon; however, it is common for personality assessment providers to measure a different traits and identify their own set of dimensions.

HighMatch’s Personality Assessment

HighMatch’s highly configurable personality assessment enables you to select those traits that matter most, and apply weighting based on the needs of the role and your organization.

You get back a single “match” score that you can use to assess a candidate’s potential fit with the requirements of the role.

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Commonly Requested Traits include:

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Our Services team can create a custom assessment to measure that trait, using your company’s language, not ours, and deliver it in a mobile-first candidate experience.

Personality Tests for Hiring

A work personality assessment is used to determine whether a candidate is a good fit for the job, in terms of their preferred working environment, disposition, work ethic, and overall nature.

To reliably predict job performance, it is necessary to measure multiple dimensions of personality. Depending on the job responsibilities, some traits are more relevant than others when predicting job performance.

HighMatch conducts job analysis and creates job profiles that outline which traits are most predictive of job performance and satisfaction.

Advantages of
Employment Personality Tests

Hiring a new employee is a big decision. The more information and insight you have about the person, the better your hiring decision will be.

Personality assessment tests illuminate a person’s motivators, thinking style, expressiveness, communication preferences, and demeanor. These qualities matter when you are looking to bring on new team members. They impact culture fit, team performance and job suitability.

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Interpreting Personality Test Results

One of the many drawbacks of most personality assessments available in the marketplace is how difficult the results are to interpret. Many present geometric shapes or naming conventions that aren’t intuitive to translate into real-world meaning. When the results of the personality assessment are hard to understand, it’s difficult to apply the learnings.

HighMatch takes a different approach. Our personality assessment reports are simple and intuitive, providing insights on the behaviors and skills your hiring managers care about using simple, straightforward language. You get reports you can actually use, resulting in higher adoption rates.

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Employee Personality Testing

Personality testing is helpful throughout the employee lifecycle, before and after a hire. Employee personality testing helps with team building, employee development, and workforce planning.

When employees and their managers understand their personality type, they gain insight into why certain tasks come easily, while others are challenging.

HighMatch offers Participant Reports, which are designed to be shared with employees and encourage conversations about development opportunities.

Testing current employees and comparing their assessment results with their performance identifies trends in which qualities are most important for success.

The HighMatch
Personality Assessment

The HighMatch Personality Assessment is a test that measures seven personality traits, proven over two decades to impact job performance, which collectively describe a person’s natural disposition and thinking style.

HighMatch also measures aptitude and problem-solving skills using our Aptitude Assessment. Both assessments are customizable, meaning you can tailor the test to focus on the most important personality traits for the job.

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HighMatch vs. Popular Employment Personality Tests

It is common for workplaces to use personality assessments such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), DISC Assessment, The Enneagram, and StrengthsFinder. While these tests are good for self-discovery and even team building, they are not designed to predict job performance. An understanding of the job is required to predict performance.

At HighMatch, we compare a candidate’s personality assessment test results with the qualities and skills required for success in the role and your organization. Not only do you receive information on a candidate’s personality traits, you understand how those traits manifest on the job, and are likely to impact job performance.

Buyer’s Guide

Selecting the right assessment solution from the hundreds available can be daunting. To make that process a little easier, we created a Buyer’s Guide.

It’s an objective, downloadable report created by our team of Industrial & Organizational (I/O) psychologists that outlines what to consider when evaluating assessment vendors. 

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