Optimize Hire for Automotive

Psychologists at the Wharton School typically recommend adding traits like grit and positive energy to standard cognitive ability, personality and motivation tests when hiring for positions at car dealerships. Give us a call or contact us online to tell us more about your business so our expert partners can offer company-specific customizations.

Why Optimize Hire?

Optimize Hire behavioral tests are 8-10 minutes long and have a 96% national completion rate. Created by Dr. Adam Grant and customized by experts at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania our tests have been validated to show improvement in turnover and other job performance outcomes.

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What experts recommend

All applicants are tested on behavioral traits and ranked by score. Psychologists recommend choosing the highest scorers to go on to resume review and interviews. It works the same way as the SAT - the higher the score, the greater likelihood - on average - of success.

Pre Employment Testing For Cognitive Ability

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Pre Employment Testing For Personality


Pre Employment Testing For Motivation


Traits of reliable automotive employees

The Bureau of Labor Statistics and decades of psychology research name the following traits as high predictors of job success for automotive employees. The Optimize Hire Automotive Pre-Employment Tests can assess any combination of these traits and 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

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