The Hire Success®
Pre-Employment Personality Test

Consistently identify the right people for the job and your workplace.

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What is personality testing for employment?

A personality test for employment is a valuable tool that allows you to gain insight into the character traits and behaviors of job candidates. For instance, using a professionally developed pre-employment personality test can help you identify whether a candidate is introverted or extroverted, patient or impatient, etc.

An employee personality test can help you spot character traits you’ve identified as being important for a particular job. If you need someone who’s detail-oriented for an accounting job, you can use employee personality testing to find candidates with that trait.

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Improve Your Interviews Before They Ever Start

Finding the right employees is a daunting task. A résumé, cover letter, or even an aptitude or skills test will only tell you so much. That’s why the job interview process is key. But which questions will reveal whether a candidate will succeed in your unique work situation?

The Hire Success® Personality Profile is the most advanced personality profile tool on the market. It not only identifies candidates’ personality traits but also teases out the nuances within those traits. Even better, it suggests job interview questions tailored to each candidate — along with the answers you should receive. Unlike any other personality test for employment, the Hire Success® Personality Profile gives you the confidence you need to conduct structured, objective, in-depth job interviews that lead to better hiring decisions.

Why should you use the Hire Success® pre-employment personality test for hiring?

The Hire Success® hiring personality test is unlike any other, helping hiring managers make rock-solid decisions since 1999. It paints a detailed picture of your candidates and gives you the tools to turn that analysis into actionable hiring steps. That means:

Get more consistency in hiring

More consistency in hiring

A person's résumé won't tell you whether they’re the best person for the job — and that means the job interview is crucial. Our employee personality test provides a reliable, consistent way of evaluating each applicant before you conduct interviews.

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Improved management relationships

With the Hire Success® Personality Profile, you can discover hidden talents and skills of current employees and make sure they’re given the chance to use them. Plus, you'll be able to better manage your team members and help them — and your business — improve and succeed.

Reduce employee turnover

Reduced employee turnover — and expenses

With employee personality testing, you can identify key traits in your best employees and hire people with known "success factors" to minimize turnover, improve job satisfaction, and reduce hiring costs.

Understanding job applicants

Enhanced understanding of job applicants

Getting insight about candidates’ personalities helps you better understand applicants in advance. Through employee personality testing, you can focus on the most important issues during job interviews — giving you the chance to develop additional job interview questions for discussion to help you make the right choice.

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What can a pre-employment personality test measure?

Employee personality testing allows you to measure aspects of personality that are relevant to the workplace and to the job you’re hiring for. For example, by using a personality test for employment, you can test important character traits and behaviors such as:

How someone interacts with others, and whether they are more social and outgoing (extroverted) or quiet and reserved (introverted).

How a candidate handles work tasks, such as whether they prefer to remain focused on one task at a time or are comfortable handling many projects at once.

Whether candidates are flexible and adaptable or are resistant to change in their work environment.

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Baseline Personality Profile

Refine Your Test Results by Defining Your Ideal Employee

If you test everyone on your current team, you’ll probably find that your top employees share similar personality traits. Having an objective tool to identify and evaluate these traits allows you to establish a baseline profile of an ideal candidate so you know what to look for in a new hire. Here's how to use the Hire Success® Baseline Profile to find the ideal candidate for a job:

  1. Use our personality profile to test existing staff and measure the personality traits that make employees successful — or unsuccessful — in every job at your company.
  2. Next, identify the necessary traits for each job and create a baseline file representing an ideal range of personality types and traits for that role.
  3. Once new applicants undergo employee personality testing, you can quickly and easily compare their results against baselines to see whether they have the personality traits necessary for the job.
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4 Reports Included with Every Pre-Employment Personality Test

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Summary Report

Provides a one-page information-rich snapshot of an applicant.

Overview Report

Generates a multipage analysis of the applicant's personality and traits.

Custom Interview Questions

Suggests targeted questions for interviews and reference checking.

Baseline Summary Report

Compares an applicant to your “ideal employee.”

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A Hire Success® Story

"The first thing we did was test our employees to develop a baseline that characterized the unique traits of our best employees. We test all of our potential candidates using the baseline information we developed. As a result, I now know what I am looking for in a candidate and the Hire Success® System has given us a tool that has helped us a lot in this area."

- R. Hedeen Van Ausdall Farrar

The Benefits of Pre-Employment Personality Testing

When people ask us to sum up the Hire Success® personality test, we tell them it is:

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Most individuals complete the personality test for employment in just 5-10 minutes.

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Cost Effective

Our per-test prices are a fraction of what you’d pay for similar tests on the market. The Hire Success® Personality Profile is affordable even for small businesses with only a few employees!

Hire Success accurate personality tests


Our employee personality test has been tested and proven to provide objective insight on key traits and strengths of employees and job candidates.

Easy personality tests for hiring


Our personality profile test involves choosing from among 100 adjectives designed using an 8th-grade vocabulary, so virtually all applicants can understand and take the test.

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