What you’ll get
Construction companies and contractors use Optimize Hire Construction Pre-Employment Tests to improve hiring decisions and reduce turnover for skilled and non-skilled workers.
Developed by Dr. Adam Grant at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Optimize Hire Construction Pre-Employment Tests are among shortest hiring assessments on the market with an industry-leading completion rate of 96%.
Our pre-employment tests help construction companies increase retention, supervisor ratings, 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.
What we test
Optimize Hire Construction 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.
Traits of reliable construction employees
The following traits are proven predictors of job performance and turnover for construction workers according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and decades of psychology research. Optimize Hire Construction 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
Integrity — being honest and ethical
Cooperation — being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
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
Initiative — willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
Persistence — persistence in the face of obstacles
Concern for Others — 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
Leadership — willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
Achievement/Effort — establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
Social Orientation — preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job
Popular Construction Assessments Tested
Construction Laborer, Construction Worker, Curb and Gutter Laborer, Drain Layer, Drop Crew Laborer, Post Framer, Skill Laborer, Union Laborer, Construction Area Manager, Construction Foreman, Construction Superintendent, General Contractor, Project Executive, Project Manager, Bricklayer, Marble Finisher, Mason Tender, Restoration Laborer, Mortar Mixer, Building Code Administrator, Building Inspector, Construction Materials Testing Technician
Assessing and hiring candidates is easy
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.
Hire productive, happy employees
Check out our validation studies to see the incredible results our clients have had using the Optimize Hire Construction Pre-Employment Tests. If that doesn't convince you, we'll do a validation study just for your company, too.
To learn what we can do for you, give us a call at 800.330.2020.