Promotion Likelihood Using Pre-Employment Tests

Applicants who score well on our pre employment tests are more likely to be promoted. We prove this with validation studies which we perform when requested as a courtesy to our clients.

If your organization is hiring more than 200 employees each year, our experts at the Wharton School can conduct a validation study to show how well our pre employment assessment works. There are two ways Optimize Hire and the Wharton team can conduct validation studies.

In the first, we ask current employees to take our pre employment test and then match their score with supervisor ratings of their performance. The second uses fresh data from a year (or so!)’s worth of new hires which were hired using the Optimize Hire Pre Employment Test as an initial screening tool. Then, as in the first method, we match those test scores with supervisor ratings and analyze. Both are efficient, proven methods.

We've proven that a higher Optimize Hire score corresponds with a greater likelihood to be promoted.


2x more likely to be promoted

About 180 employees at this large company in the Southern United States took an Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test. Those who were high scorers were more than twice as likely to be promoted than those who scored lower.

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