Custom Tests. Proven Results.

Optimize Hire facilitates direct conversation between clients and experts at the Wharton School to make sure the best possible tests are created for your unique business needs.

Unlimited Customizations

We can make any of our pre-employment tests unique to your culture, industry and position types. If we don’t already have the customization you’re looking for, we’ll create it with our Wharton experts and collaborate with you on a study to determine its predictive ability.

Optimize Hire tests are built upon decades of psychological research into improving performance outcomes at work.

Proven by Decades of Research

Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Tests were developed by experts at the Wharton School. Those experts still conduct our validation studies and collaborate on assessment customizations. Our shortest validated pre-employment tests take only 8-10 minutes to complete, and enjoy the highest completion rate on the market at 96%.

Pre-Employment Testing by Industry

Optimize Hire has pre-employment tests designed to fit the unique needs of every company. Click any of the links below to learn about the best pre-employment tests for your industry and how they can be customized to work with your unique company culture.

Pre-employment testing by outcome

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%.


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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 is a significant predictor of job performance.

Cognitive ability

Personality traits like conscientiousness and emotional stability are proven predictors of job performance.


Optimize Hire tests applicants on several different types of motivation, all with proven links to job performance outcomes.


How it works

The number one, describing the first step in using Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Tests to hire better performing employees.


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 before customizations, 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. 

The number two, describing the second step in using Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Tests to hire better performing employees.


applicants ranked automatically

Your ATS instantly ranks all applicants based on their assessment scores. Scores tend to follow a normal distribution. 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.

The number three, describing the third and final step in using Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Tests to hire better performing employees.


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?


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. 



In addition to custom interview guides for each candidate, every Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test is totally customizable. Choose from our bank of validated traits to make sure your employees are the right fit for your company.

Mobile Optimization


Every Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test 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.