What you’ll get

Automotive dealers, manufacturers and repair service companies across the nation use Optimize Hire Automotive Pre-Employment Tests to reduce turnover and predict job performance. 

Developed by Dr. Adam Grant at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Optimize Hire Automotive Pre-Employment Tests are among the shortest pre-employment tests on the market with an industry-leading completion rate of 96%.

Optimize Hire pre-employment tests help automotive companies increase sales revenue and customer service ratings, among other job performance outcomes. Click on any of the orange blocks below to learn more about the studies we’ve conducted to prove it.

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Customer Service Ratings


What we test

Optimize Hire Automotive Pre-Employment Tests assess traits in the following areas to predict which candidates will stick around the longest and be the highest performers. If you’re looking for customization, we’ll connect you with a researcher at the Wharton School to discuss the right trait add-ons for finding employees that will help you meet your specific business goals.

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Pre Employment Testing For Personality


Pre Employment Testing For Motivation


Traits of reliable automotive employees

The following traits are proven predictors of job performance and turnover for automotive employees according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and decades of psychology research. Optimize Hire Automotive Pre-Employment Tests can assess any combination of these traits, plus any others that are specific to your company needs.

  • Attention to Detail — being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks

  • Dependability — being reliable, responsible, and dependable and fulfilling obligations

  • Persistence — persistence in the face of obstacles

  • Achievement/Effort — establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks

  • Cooperation — being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude

  • Initiative — willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges

  • Integrity — being honest and ethical

  • Self Control — maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations

  • Stress Tolerance — accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations

  • Independence — developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done

  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

  • Adaptability/Flexibility — being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace

  • Analytical Thinking — analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems

  • Innovation — creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems

Popular automotive positions tested

Auto Body Repair Technician, Automotive Painter, Body and Frame Person, Body Person, Body Technician, Auto Body Detailer, Car Salesperson, Call Center Representative, Customer Service Representative, Parts Representative, Car Washer, Manager, Receptionist, Automotive Drivability Technician, Automotive Mechanic, Certified ASE Master Automotive Technician, Transmission Rebuilder, Automotive Glass Installer, Automotive Glass Technician, Automotive Glazier, Master Automotive Glass Technician, Windshield Installer, Windshield Repair Technician

Assessing and hiring candidates is easy.

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sign up and start testing

Getting started takes just a few minutes whether you're using our built-in applicant tracking system or using a third party integration with a company like iCIMS. Completing the assessment takes applicants only 8-10 minutes, making it one of the shortest pre-employment tests on the market.


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rank candidates and interview

Candidates are automatically ranked by their assessment score, with scores tending to follow a normal distribution. Optimize Hire also provides custom interview guides, with suggested questions straight from experts at the Wharton School based on each candidate’s specific answers. This will help you probe your candidates’ specific strengths and weaknesses to see if they're truly a good fit for your company.


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Hire productive, happy employees

Check out our validation studies to see the incredible results our clients have had using the Automotive Pre-Employment Tests. If that doesn't convince you, we'll do a validation study just for your company, too.


Our Clients

To learn what we can do for you, give us a call at 800.330.2020.