What you’ll get
Insurers across the nation use the Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Tests to improve hiring decisions.
Developed by Dr. Adam Grant at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Optimize Hire Insurance Pre-Employment Tests are among the shortest pre-employment tests on the market with an industry-leading completion rate of 96%.
Our pre-employment tests help insurance agencies increase retention, sales revenue, customer service ratings and more. 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 Insurance Pre-Employment Tests assess traits in the following areas to predict which candidates will stick around the longest and be the highest performers. Additional custom traits are available upon request at no additional cost.
Traits of reliable insurance employees
The following traits are proven predictors of job performance and turnover for insurance employees according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and decades of psychology research. The Optimize Hire Insurance Pre-Employment Tests can assess any combination of these traits and others that are specific to your company needs.
Integrity — being honest and ethical
Independence — developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done
Attention to Detail — being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
Achievement/Effort — establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
Dependability — being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations
Initiative — willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
Self Control — maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations
Adaptability/Flexibility — being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
Persistence — persistence in the face of obstacles
Stress Tolerance — accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations
Analytical Thinking — analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems
Cooperation — being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
Concern for Others — being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job
Social Orientation — preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job
Leadership — willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction
Innovation — creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems
Popular insurance positions tested
Insurance Agent, Insurance Broker, Insurance Sales Agent, Sales Representative, Underwriting Sales Representative, Claim Processing Specialist, Claim Service Representative, Claim Technician, Claims Clerk, Claims Adjuster, Claims Analyst, Claims Examiner, Field Liability Generalist, General Adjuster, Independent Insurance Adjuster, Litigation Claim Representative
Assessing and hiring candidates is easy.
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 like iCIMS. Completing the assessment takes applicants only 8-10 minutes, making it one of the shortest on the market.
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 happy, productive employees
Check out our validation studies to see the incredible results our clients have had using the Optimize Hire Insurance Pre-Employment Test. 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.