pre-employment

Personality Assessment

A personality assessment helps employers gather data about a candidate’s motivators, communication style, preferences and emotional qualities.

Work Personality Assessments

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

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

HighMatch’s Personality Assessment

The HighMatch Personality Assessment is a pre-employment test that measures seven personality traits, 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 can be tailored to focus on the most important traits for the job.

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What HighMatch Measures

To reliably predict job performance, it is necessary to measure multiple dimensions of personality.

HighMatch measures 7 traits that describe the way people relate to and interact with others and the world around them.

HighMatch also uses predefined job profiles, which outline those traits most predictive of success in a role, to personalize the assessment to your specific role and organization.


The HighMatch Job Fit Score

HighMatch lets you select those specific traits that matter most, and apply weighting based on the role and your organization. 

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

You can even automatically filter out poor fit candidates using the Job Fit Score by integrating your ATS.

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HighMatch Candidate Reports

One of the drawbacks of most personality assessments in the marketplace is how difficult results are to interpret.

When the results 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 using simple, straightforward language.

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Measuring Culture Fit

Organizations large and small all share a desire to find candidates who will not only excel in the role they are applying for, but also exhibit those traits, abilities and skills which lead to success in the organization.

Candidates who check both boxes tend to stay longer and are more likely to grow into leadership roles in the organization.

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VIDEO TESTIMONIAL

Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify the Most Qualified Applicants

Hear from Michael Luckie-Ewing, former VP of People and Culture at Wayne Homes, a custom home builder serving 5 states for over 40 years.

Michael and his team used HighMatch to better filter applicants for the qualities and skills that contribute to success across every role in their organization.

Employee Personality Testing

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

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

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

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Advantages of
Employment Personality Tests

People are hardwired with traits that determine what they do well, what they do easily and what they enjoy.

Personality tests highlight a person’s motivators, thinking style, expressiveness, communication preferences, and demeanor.

These qualities matter when bringing on new team members. They impact culture fit, team performance and job suitability.

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HighMatch Will Help You…

Identify the traits and abilities that affect performance & culture fit.

Identify which candidates are likely to succeed (based on innate qualities).

Conduct more effective, consistent interviews with tailored interview guides.


Improve the efficiency of your hiring process, saving you time and money.

Dramatically reduce turnover and increase employee retention.

Create a more inclusive hiring process devoid of unconscious bias.

Rated Easiest To Use in G2

Check out our G2 profile for first-hand testimonials from professionals just like you, and better understand why we’re rated the “Easiest To Use” pre-employment assessment.

HighMatch vs. Other 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 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.

Measuring Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Emotional intelligence refers to one’s ability to recognize and manage their own emotions and the emotions of others.

An Emotional Intelligence test helps talent teams gauge a candidates EQ and how they will react in specific scenarios. 

HighMatch measures a candidate’s responsiveness, the tendency to react spontaneously and to express thoughts, feelings, and emotions openly and outwardly.

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The Big Five

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.

Measuring Work Ethic & Motivation

Professionals who come to work ready to contribute and are eager to learn boost company morale and productivity.

Assessments help employers understand the type of person a candidate is, how reliable, and task-oriented they are.

HighMatch measures three traits that relate to work ethic and motivation – Assertiveness, Intensity and Structure.

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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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