Cashier Test

When looking to fill a cashier position, it's important to make sure that the candidate has the skills necessary to do the job. A cashier skills test can help ensure that the candidate is a good fit for the position.

  • What is a cashier skills test?

    A cashier is someone who takes payments in a shop, restaurant, bank, or other business.

    The cashier skills test helps hiring managers and recruiters to find the best person or people possible to fill a cashier vacancy, with a series of targeted questions that aim to assess candidates’ mathematical aptitude, as well as communication skills and customer service potential.

    Using the cashier skills test as a pre-screening device can help improve the efficiency of the hiring process by allowing you to select the candidates you want to interview by the results of their test.

Identify the best candidates and hire faster

Our pre-employment tests let you drill down to the best candidates at the click of a button.

  • Find those candidates who will excel in the role.

    Select the assessments that match the skills or behaviours for the position. You can test for software or coding competency, soft skills like teamwork, or personality traits, to be sure those who pass have high potential.

  • Reduce costs and time.

    No more laborious sifting of resumes or cover letters. Pick your ideal assessment mix, invite your applicants to take them, see the results in your dashboard. Get to the interview stage fast.

  • Eliminate bias.

    All your candidates take the assessments on a level playing field. Only their results determine whether they get shortlisted.

  • What are the benefits of using the cashier skills test for pre-screening?

    The cashier skills test aims to assess the various skills needed for the role. This includes everything from basic math and understanding of data, right through to health and safety and customer service issues.

    The questions tend to be multiple choice, and candidates will need to work quickly through the questions to ensure they can answer all of them. The added time pressure is designed to make the test more challenging.

    As well as showcasing the unique qualities they’ll need to be a good cashier — such as mental math and strong customer service skills — the test also requires candidates to demonstrate common sense, an understanding of how sales businesses run, health and safety knowledge, and lots of other important practicalities.

    Using a test such as this as a pre-screening device can help remove unconscious bias from the process by forcing recruiters and hiring managers to focus on test results rather than where someone may have gone to college or how their resume appears.

    The cashier skills test can be used for a variety of different cashier roles, such as:

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How our test measures cashier skills

Test questions are designed to assess industry-specific technical skills, soft skills, aptitude, and suitable personality dimensions. Our data-driven approach provides results that enable you to determine how suited is a candidate for the role.

Depending on the type of question, the format of the test may vary. Multiple-choice questions are used to measure aptitude, technical skills, and soft skills, while agreement on a Likert scale assesses suitable personality dimensions. Skills tests ensure that candidates are being evaluated in a precise and impartial manner, their results demonstrating the true knowledge and potential of each test taker.


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  • Assessments

    A full suite of assessments

    Our platform comes with 12 tests across both foundation and advanced levels so they’re suitable for everyone. Including aptitude, behavioural and personality tests, you’ll have a full range of tests to help you find the candidates you’re seeking.

  • Analytics

    An array of candidate metrics

    For each of your candidates, you’ll be given a comprehensive report. Included will be all the metrics you need to build a detailed picture of each candidate and ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions.

“The platform is so simple to use. I had used competitor providers for over six years and will never go back. Fast, efficient and friendly!”
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd

Cashier Test FAQs

What are the different types of cashiers?

Different types of cashiers depend on the type of service role. You can hire cashiers for restaurants, shops, banks, or sales businesses, and each place will require a slightly different skill set and knowledge base.

What should every cashier know?

Cashiers should know basic math, the setup of the business they’re working in, and good selling techniques. Ideally, they would also be friendly and confident; happy to deal with members of the public for long periods.

Can I see what the test is like?

Yes, of course. You can try the test for free by signing up for a free trial.

Are these tests available in my plan?

We have a range of plans available. The difference between the plans is the number of test attempts permitted, not the type of tests. All our plans include our full test suite comprising all tests and all levels.

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Laurence Fishman, Partner, NLPCA

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