I-o Psychology services

Benchmark Study

A Benchmark Study by HighMatch’s I-O Psychology team provides insight into the traits and abilities indicative of success in your specific roles and culture.

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 can be used in 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.

optimizing your workplace

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

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

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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 It Works

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

Our research team analyzes the data gathered from the assessment and uses predictive statistics to identify the traits that separate your top performers.

The deliverable includes a summary of our analysis of statistical relationships between assessment scores and job performance, along with a list of recommended measures.

The end result is a finely-tuned, well-informed hiring profile that ensures your personalized assessment is helping recruit and retain higher performers.

HighMatch’s I-o services Team

Our I-O Services team includes a deep bench of experienced industrial and organizational psychologists and consultants with decades of experience partnering with leading brands across multiple industries. This team is led by our Head of I-O Psychology:

Dr. Craig Ellis

Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch
Ph.D in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Auburn

Craig’s background is in pre-employment testing and psychometrics. He has 10+ years of experience as an assessment scientist and organizational consultant.

He’s developed assessments aimed at evaluating person-organization fit, and he’s created and validated selection systems for a variety of organizations. He’s consulted with companies to develop competency-driven succession plans and supported their efforts through executive assessment and leadership coaching.

Craig believes deeply in bringing science and data into the organizational decision-making process – specifically around selection and talent management practices.

Craig holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Troy University and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Auburn University.

Curious about our Benchmarking services? Connect with our Services Team today.

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