How often is testing used for construction executive positions?

Pre-employment testing and assessment evaluations are fairly common, especially for high-level construction positions. It is not uncommon for job seekers at the senior management or executive level to undergo psychological and professional assessment testing during the interview process. However the majority of positions filled in construction that utilize testing of any type, will utilize basic personality profile evaluations such as Myers-Briggs. These evaluations are quick and effective measures of a job seeker's dominant personality traits. This helps the employer better understand a job seeker's management style as a manager and what he or she would be like to work with as a subordinate.

Our research at Hornberger Management Company indicates that approximately 55% of all management hires in construction involve some form of pre-employment testing or assessment evaluation.