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Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

A Short Version of this test is available.   What's the Difference?

Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Janitor (Short)


Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Remove snow from sidewalks, driveways, or parking areas, using snowplows, snow blowers, or snow shovels, or spread snow melting chemicals.
  • Service, clean, or supply restrooms.
  • Monitor building security and safety by performing tasks such as locking doors after operating hours or checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created.
  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming.
  • Gather and empty trash.
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
  • Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
  • Clean laboratory equipment, such as glassware or metal instruments, using solvents, brushes, rags, or power cleaning equipment.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Janitor Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Janitor test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking and Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:37-2011.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Price:40 Credits (Add 5 Credits for Online Proctoring if Used)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$19,620 or less
Bottom 25%:
$23,050 or less
$27,430 (Average)
Top 25%:
$34,950 or more
Top 10%:
$44,880 or more

Hourly US Wages (2019)
Bottom 10%:
$9.43 or less
Bottom 25%:
$11.08 or less
$13.19 (Average)
Top 25%:
$16.80 or more
Top 10%:
$21.58 or more

US Employment Statistics
2028 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:343,100

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Administration and Management
  • Mechanical
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Coordination
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Monitoring
  • Service Orientation
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Static Strength
  • Trunk Strength
  • Near Vision
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Extent Flexibility
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Bachelor's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
Less than 1 Month:
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Airport Attendant, Alley Cleaner, Alley Worker, Apartment Maintenance Worker, Attendant, Brass Cleaner, Brass Polisher, Building Attendant, Building Custodian, Building Maintenance Custodian, Building Maintenance Superintendent, Building Maintenance Technician, Building Service Worker, Building Services Technician, Building Superintendent, Cleaning, Painting, Maintenance, Building Superintendent, Custodian, Janitor, Maintenance, Camp Attendant, Camp Tender, Campground Cleaning Attendant, Care Taker, Caretaker, Carpet Cleaner, Carpet Cleaning Technician, Casino Porter, Change House Attendant, Chimney Sweep, Chore Worker, Cleaner, Cleaning and Maintenance Worker, Cleaning Custodian, Cleaning Handyman, Cleaning Laborer, Cleaning Porter, Cleaning Technician, Coach Cleaner, Commercial or Institutional Cleaner, Custodial Aide, Custodial Engineer, Custodial Laborer, Custodial Maintenance Worker, Custodial Worker, Custodian, Day Worker, Dormitory Keeper, Dry Boss, Dry House Attendant, Dry House Worker, Dry Man, Duct Cleaner, Environmental Services Aide, Environmental Services Associate, Environmental Services Technician, Environmental Services Worker, Facility Service Associate, Fixture Relamper, Floor Care Specialist, Floor Cleaner, Floor Polisher, Floor Scrubber, Floor Sweeper, Floor Tech (Floor Technician), Floor Waxer, Floorperson, Floors Buffer, Furnace Caretaker, Furnace Operator, General Cleaner, Hall Cleaner, Handy Man, Handyman, Head Cleaning Porter, Heavy Duty Custodian, Helper, Maintenance, Cleaning, Hired Man, Hired Worker, Home Restoration Service Cleaner, Hospital Cleaner, Hydroelectric Plant Maintainer, Industrial Cleaner, Industrial Plant Custodian, Industrial Sweeper-Cleaner, Institutional Custodian, Janitor, Janitor and Cleaner, Janitor Caretaker, Janitor Cleaner, Janitor Custodian, Janitor Helper, Janitorial Assistant, Janitorial Maintenance Worker, Joss House Keeper, Labor Custodian, Laboratory Equipment Cleaner, Lamp Replacer, Latrine Cleaner, Lead Janitor, Light Bulb Replacer, Light Fixture Servicer, Maintenance Aide, Maintenance Assistant, Maintenance Worker, Marble Cleaner, Metal Polisher, Multi-Story Window/Building Exterior Cleaner, Odd Jobs Day Worker, Office Cleaner, Office Sweeper, Paper Cleaner, Patch Worker, Pool Cleaner, Power Washer, Project Crew Worker, Sanitation Worker, School Janitor, Scrub Woman, Scrubber, Sexton, Station Cleaning Porter, Sweeper, Swimming Pool Servicer, Tobacco Sweeper, Utility Person, Utility Porter, Utility Worker, Venetian Blind Cleaner, Venetian Blind Cleaner and Repairer, Venetian Blind Washer, Wall Cleaner, Wall Washer, Wallpaper Cleaner, Washer, Washhouse Worker, Window Cleaner

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Dishwashers, Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons, Food Servers, Nonrestaurant, Food Preparation Workers, Helpers--Production Workers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers, Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers, Nonfarm Animal Caretakers, Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard, Packers and Packagers, Hand, Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers, Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment, Slaughterers and Meat Packers, Shampooers, Shoe Machine Operators and Tenders, Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Complete a time-sheet.
  • Estimate gross pay for a month.
  • Review and explain work schedule guidelines.
  • Review and explain corporate policies to colleagues.
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