Pre-employment Assessments

Our pre-employment assessments are used by Australian businesses of all shapes and sizes to assess candidates’ intelligence, abilities, potential and personality.

We are the only independent provider of pre-employment testing in the Australian recruitment and development landscape.

There is no one size fits all solution because every person and every organisation is unique. Pre-employment assessments can help you match your company’s needs with the right person for the role.


Aptitude Assessments

Testgrid Aptitude Assessments

Introducing Testgrid’s suite of aptitude pre-employment assessments – an objective and standardised way to predict on-the-job performance. Our assessments cover a range of cognitive abilities including abstract reasoning, verbal reasoning, numerical reasoning, and mechanical reasoning.

Abstract reasoning assesses problem-solving skills, adaptability to new tasks, and speed of learning. Verbal reasoning assesses written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to interpret written information. Numerical reasoning assesses data interpretation, graph and table analysis, KPI and ROI tracking, and budget management. Mechanical reasoning assesses mechanical or spatial reasoning skills.

We believe in providing reliable and accurate assessments to help you make more informed hiring decisions.

Testgrid Aptitude Assessments

Benefits & Use Cases

  • Make fair (data-driven) hiring decisions
  • Hire the right talent
  • Reduce time and cost in the recruitment and onboarding processes
  • Improve retention
  • Receive predictive insights
  • Enhance development opportunities


Behavioural Assessments

Behavioural Assessments reporting

Behavioural pre-employment assessments are a valuable tool to gain insight into a candidate’s preferred work styles, values, motivation, behavioural strengths, leadership potential, and organisational fit. By using these assessments, employers can better understand candidates’ workstyle prefgerences, help them perform at their best, and ensure a good addition to your culture. The data collected from these assessments during the talent acquisition stage can be critical in supporting the onboarding, development, and management of new hires.

Behavioural Assessments reporting

Benefits & Use Cases

  • Hire efficiently and effectively
  • Explain and predict behaviour
  • Identify leadership capabilities and potential
  • Ensure good culture fit or “culture add”
  • Reduce chances of a mis-hire
  • Reduce Bias


Emotional Intelligence Assessments

Emotional Intelligence Assessments

Emotional intelligence pre-employment assessments identify areas of emotional intelligence, including, emotional self-awareness, control, expression, and reasoning.

Research now indicates that employees with strong emotional intelligence are better leaders, more successful at building high-performing teams, more resilient, and stronger communicators. Strong emotional intelligence correlates with customer service performance: employee engagement and turnover in customer-facing roles.

Emotional Intelligence Assessments

Benefits & Use Cases

  • Enhance teamwork
  • Boost workplace morale
  • Reduce staff turnover
  • Improve customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Increase productivity and profitability


Skills Assessments

Skills Assessments

Our skills pre-employment assessments enable you to evaluate a candidate’s proficiency in key technical skills demanded in their role. From coding and programming to data mining and analytics, these assessments cover a wide range of technical skills and can help you ensure that your candidates meet the minimum standard or requirement for the job.

Our extensive range of skills assessments covers a variety of areas, including desktop and software, cybersecurity, digital literacy, mathematics, finance and accounting, sales and business, and Microsoft Office. We also offer assessments for industries such as healthcare and medical, retail, call centre and customer service, and industrial.

Our pre-employment skills assessments may include simulations and scenario-based questions, closely aligned with specific roles, and can provide valuable insight into a candidate’s technical expertise. By including our technical skills assessments in your talent acquisition strategy, you can ensure that your candidates have the skills needed to perform on the job.

Skills Assessments

Benefits & Use Cases

  • Predict performance more accurately
  • Remove unconscious bias
  • Enhance efficiencies and consistencies
  • Improve employee retention and engagement
  • Reduce training and development costs


Safety Assessments

Safety Assessments

Our pre-employment safety assessments are designed to measure a blend of skills and behaviors that contribute to a Health and Safety Environment (HSE). These assessments can also be used to profile your existing workforce, make more informed hiring decisions, mitigate risk-taking behaviour, and ensure the safety of your workforce and customers.

Our Situational Safety Awareness assessments and other pre-employment safety assessments are available for a range of sectors, including Building & Construction, Mining & Resources, Transport & Logistics, Warehousing, and Industrial sectors. These assessments are tailored to meet the specific needs of your organisation, ensuring that you are able to accurately assess the safety profile of your employees.

Safety Assessments

Benefits & Use Cases

  • Ensure your new hires are safe on your work sites (for themselves and others)
  • Minimise your risk
  • Mitigate your potential liability
  • Improve workplace morale
  • Demonstrate duty of care

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Why Testgrid is the #1 tool recommended by employers

Proudly Australian owned, Testgrid combines technology, talent and pre-employment psychometric assessments, psychology and data science expertise.

We empower organisations to accelerate performance, optimise the selection, realise talent acquisition results and achieve their goals.

2500 psychometric assessments

Access over 2500 pre-employment assessments

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Our assessments are backed by science

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Personalised support and average 8 minute response time

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Australian owned and operated with local data centres

Enable faster and smarter hiring decisions. Take the first step to streamlining your recruitment process.


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Reduction time to shortlist

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Increase in sales performance

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Reduction in staff turnover

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of Fortune 500 companies use psychometric assessments

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Case Studies

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“This recruitment tool is an effective and efficient mechanism to screen high volumes of candidates…”

– Nina Pollard | National Head of Talent Acquisition, Coles


Applications in 24 hours


Reduction in time to hire


Increase in applications


Hires in under a month

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“The calibre of candidates at the engagement centres is much higher”

– Tracy Wright | Lead, Service Proficiency, NAB


Cost savings per year


Required engagement sessions


Candidates successful in final engagement

700 > 50 hrs

Reduction in recruitment time