Restaurant Server Test

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

  • What is a restaurant server skills test?

    The restaurant server test is pre-screening assessment employers can use to determine which candidates in their applicant pool have the required skills to be effective in the role.

    Restaurant servers play an essential role in delivering high-quality service to customers while being the public face of a restaurant.

    Their position requires them to be courteous, effective communicators, work under pressure and adapt to customers' requirements all while ensuring they pay attention to detail when taking customers' orders and communicating these to the kitchen staff.

    The restaurant server skills test evaluates candidates on these skills, providing an objective means to assess candidates and select only those that demonstrate the skill level required.

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  • 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 restaurant server skills test for pre-screening?

    The restaurant server skills test is an objective and cost-effective way to evaluate candidates on whether they have the skills needed to work efficiently.

    Being in a customer-facing role such as a restaurant server requires individuals to have strong communication, attention to detail, teamwork and time management skills.

    This type of role often attracts many applicants with wide-ranging experience levels. Determining which applicants have the skills at the level you require can be challenging.

    The restaurant server skills test is designed to help you evaluate candidates and select the most suitable ones for the roles you have to fill.

    The test comprises timed multiple-choice questions that assess candidates on the skills needed for the role. The results provide comparative data and an indication of those that can effectively fulfill the duties of a restaurant server. Those candidates that perform well on the test are likely to be suitable candidates for the position and can be progressed to the next stage of the process.

    Good performance on the test is a clear indication of a candidate’s suitability for the position

    As the core skills like hospitality needed to be a good restaurant server are common in other customer-facing roles, the test is a valuable tool in the recruitment process for different roles, such as:

How our test measures restaurant server 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.

The characteristics required to become a restaurant server were determined by looking at the skills and abilities listed in the US Department of Labor’s O*NET database, which collects data from professionals in various fields.

O*NET is the largest database of its kind, providing detailed information about occupations and the requirements for each role.

Our team of I/O psychologists and psychometrics worked closely with subject-matter experts to create an extensive question bank that can be used to test multiple candidates. We also conducted rigorous field testing with a representative sample of candidates to ensure that the questions were reliable and valid.

Test scores are averaged together to give an overall score. The average score is compared to other candidates' scores to ensure there is no bias toward certain candidates.

Our restaurant server test is constantly updated and optimized to ensure the best experience and results.


Predictor of job success

Picked provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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    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.

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Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd
Greg Chambers, HR Business Partner, Littlefish Ltd

Restaurant Server Test FAQs

What are the skills needed by every restaurant server?

Restaurant servers need strong communication, adaptability, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills. Remaining calm and working under pressure are also valuable skills needed by every restaurant server.

How difficult is the restaurant server test?

The restaurant server test evaluates the skills necessary for efficient restaurant service. Candidates must answer the questions honestly and in a timely manner. Only those who show the desired skill level will perform well on the test.

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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