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:

Dishwasher (Short)


Clean dishes, kitchen, food preparation equipment, or utensils.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, or pans, using dishwashers or by hand.
  • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, or utensils in clean and orderly condition.
  • Place clean dishes, utensils, or cooking equipment in storage areas.
  • Sort and remove trash, placing it in designated pickup areas.
  • Sweep or scrub floors.
  • Stock supplies, such as food or utensils, in serving stations, cupboards, refrigerators, or salad bars.
  • Prepare and package individual place settings.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Dishwasher 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 Dishwasher 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
  • Memory / Attention to Detail / Logic & Reasoning
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Conscientiousness
  • Reliability
  • Service Orientation

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:35-9021.00
Simulation Context:Basic Service Worker
O*Net Context:Food Preparation and Serving Related
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$18,670 or less
Bottom 25%:
$21,060 or less
$25,270 (Average)
Top 25%:
$28,960 or more
Top 10%:
$32,280 or more

Hourly US Wages (2020)
Bottom 10%:
$8.98 or less
Bottom 25%:
$10.13 or less
$12.15 (Average)
Top 25%:
$13.92 or more
Top 10%:
$15.52 or more

US Employment Statistics
2030 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:78,800

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Time Management
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Coordination
  • Monitoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Perceptiveness
Top Abilities
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Control Precision
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Static Strength
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
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:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
4 - 6 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: Breakdown Person, Bus Person Dishwasher, Dish Machine Operator (DMO), Dish Person, Dish Room Worker, Dish Stacker, Dish Technician, Dish Washer, Dishwasher, Dishwashing Machine Operator, Glass Washer, Kitchen Cleaner, Kitchen Helper, Kitchen Steward, Pan Cleaner, Pan Washer, Pot Washer, Scullion, Silver Cleaner, Silver Wrapper, Silverware Cleaner, Steward, Tray Line Worker, Tray Room Worker, Utility Aide

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