Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment (Test)

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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
  • Memory / Attention to Detail / Logic & Reasoning
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Conscientiousness
  • Reliability
  • Service Orientation
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control

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:Basic Service Worker
O*Net Context:Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$25,770 or less
Bottom 25%:
$29,570 or less
$35,020 (Average)
Top 25%:
$39,630 or more
Top 10%:
$48,210 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$12.39 or less
Bottom 25%:
$14.22 or less
$16.84 (Average)
Top 25%:
$19.05 or more
Top 10%:
$23.18 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:336,700

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, Brass Cleaner, Brass Polisher, Building Attendant, Building Custodian, Building Exterior Cleaner, Building Maintenance Custodian, Building Maintenance Technician, Building Service Worker, Building Services Technician, Camp Attendant, Camp Tender, Campground Cleaning Attendant, 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, Dormitory Keeper, Duct Cleaner, Environmental Services Aide, Environmental Services Associate, Environmental Services Technician, Environmental Services Worker, Facility Service Associate, Floor Care Specialist, Floor Cleaner, Floor Polisher, Floor Scrubber, Floor Sweeper, Floor Tech (Floor Technician), Floor Waxer, Floorperson, Floors Buffer, Furnace Caretaker, General Cleaner, Hall Cleaner, Heavy Duty Custodian, Hired Man, Hired Worker, Home Restoration Service Cleaner, Hospital Cleaner, Houseman, Industrial Cleaner, Industrial Plant Custodian, Industrial Sweeper, Institutional Custodian, Janitor, Janitor Caretaker, Janitor Cleaner, Janitor Custodian, Janitorial Maintenance Worker, Labor Custodian, Laboratory Equipment Cleaner, Lamp Replacer, Latrine Cleaner, Light Bulb Replacer, Light Fixture Servicer, Marble Cleaner, Metal Polisher, Multi-Story Window Cleaner, Odd Jobs Day Worker, Office Cleaner, Office Sweeper, Paper Cleaner, Patch Worker, Pool Cleaner, Power Washer, Project Crew Worker, School Custodian, School Janitor, Scrub Woman, Scrubber, 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, Window Washer

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners, Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment, Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers, Dishwashers, Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners, Maintenance and Repair Workers, General, Floor Sanders and Finishers, Recycling and Reclamation Workers, Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders, Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers, Construction Laborers, Furniture Finishers, Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons, Carpet Installers, Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand, Hazardous Materials Removal Workers, Roustabouts, Oil and Gas, Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers, Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters, Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

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