Big 5 Assessment Tests

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What Makes Big 5 Assessments the Right Choice?

Big 5 Assessments is a suite of pre-employment assessment tests and benchmark tools that identify candidates with an aptitude for on-the-job success. With the Big 5 employee assessments, employers can mix and match job candidates to 120+ benchmarked job templates and screen for specific job skills, aptitude, job fit, employee attitude and even counter-productive behaviors. These applicants can then be compared to employees in multiple industries, jobs, and roles.

Big 5 Assessments Offer:

  • Short completion time (7-20 minute average)
  • Straightforward, highly visual employee assessment test results
  • Custom job categories for 120+ jobs in over a dozen industries including retail, property management, sales, restaurants, call centers, C-Stores and more
  • Multiple languages (Spanish and English – call for more languages in development)
  • Scientifically validated, legally defensible results
  • Suggested behavioral interview questions that help the hiring manager dig deeper into particular areas
  • Additional data mining options available from the results of one employment assessment test taken per participant


How do Big 5 Assessments work?

The accepted premise of Big 5 Assessment Tests is that personality is an inherited complex of traits that controlled our behavior in the past, controls it at present and will control in the future. Since many of the traits are temporarily fixed and measurable, we can assess people to determine their preferred behavioral styles.

The most common employee assessment test model is the five-factor model, also known as the “Big Five.” Many people identify the five personality dimensions by an acronym called OCEAN. We have chosen to label them as CLUES, an easily-remembered acronym that precisely captures their intended usage – CLUES about the nature of the person being assessed. These five independent factors using both the OCEAN and CLUES acronyms are described in more detail below.



Describes the degree to which the individual is persistent, organized and motivated ranging from being highly disciplined and dependable to being carefree and lackadaisical.

Likeable (Agreeableness)

Describes the degree to which the person is pleasant and agreeable, ranging from being warm, tolerant, and tactful, to being tough-minded, assertive, skeptical and direct.

Unconventional (Openness)

Involves the degree to which the person is open to new ideas, is adventurous, ranging from being unstructured, curious, and venturesome, to being predictable, rules oriented, closed, and structured.


Describes the sources and focus of an individual’s emotional energy, ranging from being outgoing, dominant, ambitious, and sociable, to being introverted, shy, and quiet. 

Stable (Neuroticism)

Involves the degree to which an individual is emotionally stable and resistant to stress, ranging from being well-adjusted, calm, self-confident, and poised, to being nervous and anxious.

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General Reasoning (Cognitive Ability)

The Big 5 Assessment General Reasoning scale measures problem solving and learning speed by assessing verbal, numerical, and spatial reasoning then combining these to create one overall cognitive ability score.


Personality Job Fit

The Big 5 Personality Job Fit Assessment shows how a candidate’s personality characteristics and cognitive abilities fit the job by comparing their traits to those of successful performers in a specific job.


Employee Attitude

The Big 5 Employee Attitude Assessment shows the candidate’s attitudes toward work and work-related issues by measuring counter-productive behaviors, such as hostility, dependability, honesty, integrity, sexual harassment, and computer misuse.


The Big 5 Assessment Engagement tool shows the level of commitment between an individual and their current or most recent job and employer. This pre-hire assessment determines if the candidates have the ability to be engaged and motivated. committed to the job, and committed to the employer.


100+ Job Categories

With the Big 5 Assessments, you can choose from over 100 job categories with pre-built generic benchmarks in suites such as General Business, Health Care, Hospitality, Property Management, Auto Dealerships, and Salons.

General Business
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative – Senior Artist
  • Bank Teller
  • Cashier
  • Child Care
  • Collections
  • Construction
  • Consultant
  • Courtesy Driver
  • Creative Writer
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Designer
  • Driver
  • Editor
  • Engineering – Professional
  • Entrepreneur
  • Examiner – Inspector
  • Financial
  • Food Service
  • Graphic Artist
  • Health Caregiver
  • Hospitality
  • Human Resources
  • Inbound Call Center
  • IT
  • Journeyman – Tradesman
  • Light Industrial
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Mechanic
  • Outbound Call Center
  • Persuasive Sales
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing
  • Recruiter
  • Retail Clerk
  • Retail Sales
  • Security
  • Supervisor
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Technology Consultant
  • Telemarketing Warehouse
Property Management
  • Assistant Property Manager
  • Custodial
  • Property Leasing Consultant
  • Property Maintenance Assistant 
  • Property Maintenance Supervisor
  • Property Manager
  • Counselor
  • Direct Healthcare Support Professional
  • Direct Healthcare Supervisor
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Lab Technician’
  • Medical Billing
  • Medical Technician
  • Nurse Assistant
  • Pharmacy Aide
  • Program Manager
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse – ER
  • Registered Nurse – ICU
  • Registered Nurse – Med/Surg
Auto Dealership
  • Customer Director
  • Finance Manager
  • General Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Service Director
  • Showroom Manager
  • Back of House
  • Bartender
  • Chef/Cook
  • Dishwasher/Kitchen/Busser
  • Head Cook
  • General Manager
  • Greeter/Host
  • Prepline/Line Cook/Sous Chef
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Server/Waitstaff
Salon and Spa
  • Salon Field Sales
  • Salon Front Desk
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Spa Technician
  • Stylist

How Much Does Big 5 Assessment Testing Cost?

Pay-As-You-Go Credits

A test credit is required to run a report. Unlike many of our competitors, Big 5 Assessments charge per candidate, not per test. That means once a candidate or employee completes the questionnaire, the employer can run additional reports on this same candidate or participant without incurring additional unit charges as long as the account is active. You are only charged one unit per candidate. Units may be purchased in blocks of 10 or more. There are discounts available, please contact us for details. 

Annual Unlimited Use

The Big 5 Assessments annual unlimited use option is by far the most convenient and cost effective method for companies with high turnover or rapid growth. Great rates are available for companies with as few as 10 employees or medium to large organizations with 1000s.  The subscription allows you unlimited use of the pre-hire testing system and to run as many reports as you wish on an unlimited amount of candidates and employees. 

All fees include the following:

Company specific administration portal

Access to personality and general reasoning tests

Access to work attitude test (hourly, new hires only)

Access to over 100 job benchmarks including sales and customer service

Interview question guides with each attitude and personality report

Access to management and leadership assessments

Employee engagement assessments

All technical support is included in our fees.

Most phone support and consultative inquiries (answering questions about assessments) are included too.

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