HR Manager Test

An HR manager test empowers recruiters and hiring managers to assess job applicants on the key competencies required for an HR manager.

  • What is an HR Manager test?

    HR (Human Resources) plays an essential part in all businesses that have employees. HR teams are responsible for managing the employee lifecycle, such as recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training of people within the company.

    An HR Manager test assesses a range of skills that would be expected of someone working in an HR leadership role. This might include exceptional communication, strong HR knowledge, leadership expertise, recruitment and coaching skills, and problem-solving.

    The HR manager test is a timed, multiple-choice assessment. The additional challenge of each question being timed helps to simulate working under pressure.

About the HR Manager Test

HR Manager tests ensure the best possible candidates are shortlisted for the position to lead your HR personnel and employee lifecycle. Hiring quality leadership roles in HR is often crucial to business success, so you might want to consider an HR manager skills test to measure a candidate's competencies.

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  • Why should you use an HR Manager test for recruiting?

    It can be difficult to evaluate an HR manager just from a resume, application or interview. These typically tend to be more weighted towards experience than skills and abilities. They are also open to unconscious bias, which is why using a skills test can be useful.

    The skills assessed by the HR test include situational judgement, problem-solving skills, communication, expert HR knowledge, verbal/non-verbal skills and cultural fit.

    The HR manager test would be suitable for a range of additional job roles within a human resources department, including:

    Training Manager Talent Acquisition Manager Recruiting Manager Talent Manager HR Lead

    Requiring applicants to take part in the HR test allows you to compare test scores with other candidates, helping you efficiently rank top performers and creating a more automated shortlisting process that is fairer and freer from bias.

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Results for the HR Manager Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report. The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

How our test assesses HR Manager skills

Candidates will need to answer a range of questions that measure industry-specific technical skills where applicable (e.g. Microsoft Excel), soft skills (e.g. leadership), aptitude (e.g. verbal reasoning) and relevant personality dimensions (e.g. consideration). The results present a holistic view of how well suited each candidate is for the job at hand, using a data-driven approach.

The format varies by type of question, including multiple-choice for aptitude and technical skills, situational judgement for soft skills and agreement on a Likert scale for the personality dimensions. This approach ensures candidates are being assessed in an accurate and fair manner, and that results reflect the true underlying qualities of each candidate.

The characteristics, abilities and knowledge necessary to be a HR manager were identified using the US Department of Labor's comprehensive O*NET database. O*NET is the leading source of occupational information that is constantly updated by collecting data from employees in specific job roles.

During the development process, test questions were rigorously analysed to maximise reliability and validity in line with industry best practices. They were created by our team of I/O psychologists and psychometricians – who collaborated with subject-matter-experts – and field-tested with a representative sample of job applicants who have varying experience, just like you might find in a talent pool.

Each test is reviewed by a panel of individuals representing diverse backgrounds to check for any sensitivity, fairness, face validity and accessibility issues. This ensures each candidate has a fair chance of demonstrating their true level of expertise.

Our HR manager test is monitored to ensure it is up-to-date and optimised for performance.


Predictor of job success

Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).


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    Fully accredited

    All our HR Manager tests are written by accredited psychologists and fully validated.

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    For all levels

    We offer HR Manager tests for all levels so you can assess all roles within your organisation.


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    Automated actions such as alerts and reminders ensure a smooth candidate experience.

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    Receive candidate results in real-time so you can make decisions in hours, not days.


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Improve hiring with bias-free, data-driven decisions.

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    Analytics dashboard

    Our full array of candidate performance metrics will provide actionable data on each of your candidates.

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    Candidate comparison

    Simple, easy-to-use candidate comparison reports mean you don’t need to be a psychologist to interpret them.

“We used Picked as part of our Finance Graduate Scheme recruitment and it was just what we needed – really simple to send candidates the link to complete and clear to see how they all compared. And great value for money!”
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
Christina, HR Director, Cancer Research, UK
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Written by a HR Manager Test expert

Our team of assessment experts is made up of I/O psychologists and psychometricians who are dedicated to making all of our tests as reliable, valid and fair as possible. They strictly adhere to best practices in the industry and stay on top of the latest innovations to ensure job candidates’ unique profiles of characteristics, abilities and knowledge are being measured accurately while minimising bias. They leverage decades of research and advanced predictive analytics to build assessments that link to outcomes that matter, such as job performance, turnover, engagement, culture fit and more.

“Personality profiling allowed us to perform lookalike modelling of our most successful employees and use this as a blueprint for new hires.”
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain
Nick, HR Operations, Airbus, Spain

HR Manager Test FAQs

Is the HR manager skills test difficult?

The test is designed to measure intermediate levels of HR skills across a range of areas. There is also an element of time pressure, simulating what it might be like in a realistic work environment.

What are the seven tasks of an HR manager?

There are seven main duties of an HR manager position. They are staffing, setting policies, compensation and benefits, retention, training, employment laws, and worker protection.

What is the cost for Picked's HR manager test?

Picked operates on a monthly or annual subscription basis. We have several plans to suit your hiring needs, which you can check out here. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us to discuss a custom plan.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, simply sign up (no credit card is required) and we'll give you unlimited access for seven days. Create as many jobs and test as many candidates as you want; you won't be charged a penny.

“Focusing on data reduced the subjective decision making from our hiring process and allowed us to reduce bias and make better hiring decisions.”
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden
Izzie, Head of HR, iZettle, Sweden

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