HighMatch Personality Assessment

Work Ethic Skills

Work ethic is commonly defined as a set of values centered on the importance of work, often reflected in a desire to work hard and excel in a role.

Work Ethic and Motivation Assessment

A person’s work ethic describes their desire to do their job and meet expectations.

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People with strong work ethics & motivation:

  • Are reliable
  • Are organized
  • Want to do well
  • Are cooperative
  • Produce high quality work
  • Are accountable for mistakes

HighMatch creates custom job profiles which identify the personality traits, cognitive abilities, and the skills required for success in the role and at your company.

Work Ethic and Motivation
in the Workplace

Motivated employees with a strong work ethic are critical to organizational success.

Team dynamics suffer when an employee isn’t contributing or lacks positivity. Similarly, when a team member frequently misses work, is late to meetings, or doesn’t meet deadlines, team morale declines and frustrations grow.

Jobs that require higher levels of work ethic & motivation include:

  • Remote Professionals
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Field Sales Reps
  • In-Home Caregivers

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Employees whose talents fit the job are more productive, happier and stay longer.

Related Skills

Work ethic is a term that encompasses many traits such as:

  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Communication

How to Assess Work Ethic
& Motivation in an Interview

During the interview, you can pose questions to better understand a candidate’s work ethic. It is best to ask open-ended questions, and questions that require candidates to draw upon past experiences.

Regarding past experiences, you could ask candidates for specific examples of how they have had to self-manage without direct supervision. How did they ensure the work got done?

If the candidate has trouble thinking of examples or provides generic responses, they may struggle with work ethic. You want the candidate to provide detailed, real-world examples.

HighMatch provides interview questions tailored to each candidate. Each guide offers questions based on each person’s personality and skills, making it easy for you to ask thought-provoking questions.

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The HighMatch Work Ethic Skills Test

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

Assertiveness is the tendency to take the initiative; intensity is the tendency to have a sense of urgency as it relates to work; while structure is the tendency to seek correctness and precision.

We test for work ethic using our cognitive aptitude test provided through our Assess solution, and offer the ability to couple this assessment with other skills assessments from our massive library of tests.

Our workplace psychologists conduct a benchmark study to understand what qualities are most critical for the role, analyze the qualities that top performers share, and then develop a customized Job Profile that includes personality traits, abilities, and skills.

That Job Profile is used to develop the scoring and weighting mechanism for the assessment, helping to identify whether the person is a high, medium, or low fit for the job.

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