Government Pre-Employment Testing

City, county, and state governments trust the Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test to improve public sector hiring decisions. The Optimize Hire Government Pre-Employment Test is a 10-minute public sector aptitude test designed to assess which government job applicants will perform best in government jobs in a wide range of positions. The Government Pre-Employment Test measures 9 traits including Cognitive AbilityPersonality, and Motivation to determine which applicants will be most efficient, effective, and responsible in meeting citizens’ needs. Optimize Hire helps organizations fill positions in a wide range of government jobs including firefighters, police, public sector staff, and many more. Optimize Hire helps organizations in the following government disciplines improve hiring decisions:

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  2. Assess an unlimited number of job applicants
  3. See all of the test results


What’s Included

  • Customized online application page for your organization
  • Customized job descriptions
  • Tools to help you quickly post the job description online
  • Assess an unlimited number of job applicants
  • Online Applicant Tracking System to manage your job applicants
  • Structured interview guide that is tailored to each applicant
  • Pre-written emails (e.g. Rejection and Interview emails) to send to applicants
  • Step-by-step guide to hiring best practices

Case Study: Pre-Employment Tests Improve Government Organizations’ Performance

In a meta-analytic review to predict customer service performance, Drs. Murray Barrick and Michael Mount analyzed 117 studies of more than 23,000 individuals. They found that one Personality trait predicted job performance more effectively than any other personality trait. The Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test scores candidates on this key trait and 8 others to predict job performance:

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