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Benchmark Study

Benchmark Studies help you filter for those candidates that display the research-backed traits that have historically strengthened your organization.

What is a Benchmark Study?

A HighMatch Benchmark Study collects data from your employees by having them complete an assessment.

Our workplace psychologists synthesize results to understand consistent traits amongst your best performers, and how those differ from low performers.

This data can be used with our Assess solution to filter for candidates that display the high-impact traits that have historically strengthened your organization.

HighMatch Benchmark Studies Are:

backed by science

Our team of experienced workplace psychologists use proven research techniques and decades of experience to identify those qualities that contribute most to success.

Highly actionable

Insights from a Benchmark Study can be used in a multiple ways, from selecting candidates most likely to be successful to identifying existing employees that are better suited for other roles.


Hiring candidates whose innate traits mirror those of your high performers can lead to better performance, faster speed to productivity and a reduction in turnover.

How A Benchmark Study
Optimizes Your Workplace

A Benchmark Study from HighMatch will help identify not only those candidates that are most likely to be successful, but also identify those that could detract from the success of the organization.

These insights, in turn, will improve overall retention rates and reduce turnover, as candidates are being recruited into a space where their skills and talents are more likely to shine.


Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify Qualified Applicants

Hear from Michael Luckie-Ewing, former VP of People and Culture at Wayne Homes, a custom home builder serving 5 states for over 40 years.

Michael and his team used HighMatch to better filter applicants for the qualities and skills that contribute to success across every role in their organization.

How the Process Works

Invite your team members in a specific job to complete the assessment, and ask managers to rate their job performance.

Our research team analyzes the data and uses predictive statistics to identify the traits that separate your top performers from everyone else. The result is a finely tuned hiring profile that shows you who to hire and who to avoid.

Real-World Scenario

An organization has an urgent need for new salespeople to join their team. But they aren’t looking for just any sales person, they specifically need candidates that are able to sell a highly specialized product.

They use a HighMatch Benchmarking Study to build a detailed profile based on data that’s been collected on the most consistent traits of their high-performing employees.

Equipped with this information, they are able to evaluate all candidates against their high-performer benchmark, increasing their chances of finding candidates that will find success with their organization.

Interested in discussing a BenchMark Study for your business?

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“(HighMatch) provides me with feedback that is useful in determining whether or not a prospect is a good fit for our company. I also like that we have been able to customize our benchmarks!”


Download our ‘Improving Diversity & Inclusion’ Fact Sheet

The need for consistency in the hiring process is paramount to avoid the dual risks of unconscious bias creeping into the interview process and inability for multiple interviewers to evaluate candidates across a common set of criteria.

Download our Diversity and Inclusion Fact Sheet for additional facts around the cost of unconscious bias, and learn how the right pre-employment assessment can help remove bias from your hiring process.


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