Restaurant Manager Test
When hiring members of your restaurant’s leadership staff, this test will evaluate candidates’ managerial and supervisory skills.
Purpose: This pre-employment test for hiring restaurant managers will evaluate a candidate’s leadership skills, and their ability to coach and motivate others in a hands-on style while communicating well and organizing tasks for optimal efficiency. Your candidates for managerial-level restaurant positions should also be able to create a positive customer-oriented culture, where people work hard and enjoy their work.
About the Test: This test is untimed and should take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. It consists of 2 parts:
- A personality assessment
- A test of general reasoning (equally divided among verbal, numerical, logic and abstract reasoning)
What the Report Gives You: A graphical display of scores of areas covered, explanation of aptitude results, list of strengths and developmental concerns, and suggested interview questions.
Target Group: In addition to Restaurant Manager and Assistant Manager job titles, we suggest using this test for the positions of Kitchen Manager, Café Manager, Chef/Executive Chef, Bar Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Back of House Manager, Front of House Manager, and Assistant General Manager.
Testing Process: Online personality testing provides immediate reporting. Proctoring is desirable but not required.
Options: Contact us to learn how we can customize the test content for your hiring process or the way information is presented in the report to meet your specifications.
Sample Personality Item:
|For the statement |
on the left
|For the statement |
on the right
No matter how busy I am, I always take the time to do careful proofing and correct mistakes.
My job is so demanding and hectic that I rarely take the time to proof my work.
|Sample Questions for General Reasoning Test|
Sample verbal reasoning item: House is to dwelling as car is to ___________.
Sample numerical reasoning item: Which comes next in this series? 3 6 9 19 22 25
Sample logic item: Assume the first two statements are true.
Is the last statement:
(Sample questions differ from actual test appearance and do not contain real test content.)
The Restaurant Manager Test Evaluates:
|Less Desirable Behaviors||Test Content||Desirable Behaviors|
|Slow learner, overwhelmed with complexity||General Cognitive Aptitude||Quick learner, handles challenging tasks well|
|Does not want to be responsible for the work of others.||Assertive Leadership||Comfortable directing and controlling work of others.|
|Fails to live up to promises||Conscientiousness / Dependability||Reliable, dependable|
|Not service minded||Customer Service Orientation||Enjoys serving people|
|Overreacts to stress, gets upset easily||Emotional Stability / Resilience||Calm, level-headed, handles stress well|
|Bends rules to suit own purposes||Integrity||Strong moral code|
|Direct, blunt, revealing||Impression Management / Image Management||Diplomatic, interpersonally sensitive|
|More focused on facts, tasks and results than employee feelings or job satisfaction||Human Relations Management / Managerial Human Relations||Show an active interest in the opinions and motivations of subordinates; enjoys mentoring and development.|
|Does not stay on top of tasks that have been assigned to others||Task Structuring||Stays on top of details that have been assigned to others|
|Finds fault easily, negative attitudes||Optimism / Enthusiasm||Believes In positive future, good motivator|
|Doesn’t want to coordinate with others||Teamwork||Able to coordinate and work cooperatively|
|Does the minimum||Work Drive||Willing to go the extra mite|
Select Validity Information: Using our measure of Integrity as a predictor, 42% of low scorers were terminated within 3 years (many for theft, embezzlement, misuse of company property, insubordination, etc.) while only 12% of high scorers had left the company in the same time period. Complete validity information available upon request.
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