Experience the Optimize Hire difference


Backed by Science

Our pre employment tests were developed by experts at the Wharton School. Those experts still conduct our validation studies and collaborate on assessment customizations.

Most Completed

Because the Optimize Hire pre employment test takes only 8-10 minutes to complete, we have the highest completion rate on the market at 96%.

9 Traits Tested

Our pre employment tests always assess 9 specific personality traits chosen based on decades of psychological research. We know they work based on validation research from Wharton School experts.

You've got options

Optimize Hire has several types of pre employment tests to best fit your needs.


assessments by industry

Our tests are tailored to specific types of applicants for every industry. We work with our team at the Wharton School to make sure those tests are accurate.


assessments by outcome

Do you want to improve retention? Sales? We have tests proven to predict success specific to your needs. 



CUSTOM assessments

What specific expertise do your employees need? From Excel skills tests to _____, we can make sure your candidates are prepared.


For hiring managers, recruiters and other human resource professionals, our assessments create a more efficient and accurate hiring process. Pre employment testing can reduce time spent reading resumes by 90% by helping HR professionals focus only on the very highest scoring applicants. Incorporating Optimize Hire pre employment testing into your hiring process allows you to select the best candidates quickly and efficiently.

In addition to our numerous validation studies, decades of research conducted by world-renowned industrial and organizational psychologists prove that traits assessed in our pre employment testing can reduce turnover by up to 51% and increase organizational commitment by up to 30%.

Overall, job applicants and employees who score high on the Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Assessments exhibit the following compared with those who score low:

  • Lower turnover

  • More promotions

  • Higher sales revenue

  • Higher supervisor ratings

  • Higher mystery shopper ratings

  • Higher customer service ratings

What we test


Our pre employment tests take between 8 and 10 minutes on average - one of the shortest on the market. Candidates get an overall score based on their answers to questions in the three categories below and they're automatically ranked by that score. Our validation studies show that higher scores correlate with more productive workplace behaviors.

Cognitive Ability

Cognitive ability



Motivation for Pre-Employment Testing


How it works

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assess applicants

All applicants apply and take the Optimize Hire Pre Employment Tests right from their own phone or computer during the initial step of the application process. The testing process takes only 8-10 minutes, making it one of the shortest assessments on the market. In addition, the Optimize Hire Pre Employment Test has a national completion rate of 96%, meaning the drop-off rate for applicants is extraordinarily low. 

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applicants ranked automatically

Your ATS instantly ranks all applicants based on their assessment scores. Decades of research show that recruiters and managers who focus on the highest scoring applicants and then review their resumes are more likely to recruit better-performing talent.



interview top scorers

Optimize Hire generates a customized interview guide for each applicant to dive deeper into the potential problem areas uncovered by the assessment. The questions in the interview guide are specially developed by hiring experts at the Wharton School to accurately probe the specific traits assessed by the Optimize Hire Pre Employment Test. Questions are populated based on each applicant’s answers to the hiring assessment.

What does the package include?

The Annual License


Clients purchase the Optimize Hire assessment on an annual basis. We'll charge you based on the number of people you expect to hire in a year, no matter how many candidates take your pre employment test. 

Custom Interview Guides


Your annual license always comes with custom interview guides for each candidate. Questions specifically designed by our experts at the Wharton School will help you get to know your high-scoring candidates even better based on their specific pre employment test answers. This will help you ensure that who you hire is a good fit for your company.

Mobile Optimized


Every Optimize Hire Pre Employment Talent Assessment is mobile optimized to make the applicant experience as seamless and simple as possible.

Help! Whenever you need it


The Optimize Hire annual license also comes with fast, reliable and dedicated customer service. Our number one priority is to maintain positive relationships with our clients. You'll always speak directly with a manager to discuss your questions and you'll always receive an answer within one business day.