Cultural Analysis

A cultural analysis from HighMatch helps you identify the core competencies that lead to success in your organization, and apply those insights to your screening, selection and development processes.

A Workforce Cultural Analysis

A cultural analysis of your existing workforce identifies the core competencies leading to success in your organization.

With a Cultural Analysis from HighMatch, you’ll know what qualities make your culture unique, plus you’ll get a snapshot of how existing employees compare against those core competencies.

This data can then be used by our workplace psychologists to further refine our suite of products, including our Screen, Assess, Interview, Develop, and Create solutions.

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HighMatch Cultural Analysis 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.

How a Culture Analysis
Optimizes Hiring

Performing a Culture Analysis is a great way to gather insights into the core strengths of the organization and benchmark existing employees, as well as help screen candidates for cultural fit.

When applied to our suite of products, this data can be also used to screen applicants and customize interview guides to identify candidates who align with your cultural core competencies.


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

A Culture Match study seeks to define an organization’s culture by understanding the qualities and competencies common to successful employees.

It starts by having employees take our personality and cognitive assessments. From there, the organization provides ratings of each employee.

Then our workplace psychologists take over, analyzing data to look for threads consistent across successful employees, and identifying a common language that the organization can use to articulate their culture.

From there they construct a cultural profile that the organization can use to evaluate how candidates and employees align with high performers.

This information can then be used to support recruiting, selection, training and performance evaluation.

5 star rating

“We have been able to get a much more effective read on who our candidates are and if they will fit into our culture. [HighMatch] is a system we will not stop using!!”


Real-World Scenario

A startup was looking to rapidly expand its workforce, however employees and leaders alike were concerned that an influx of new employees would alter the corporate culture that many believed was a critical part of their success to date.

Working with HighMatch’s team of workplace psychologists, they fielded a Culture Analysis. What they found was a mix of analytical and abstract thinking coupled with a high degree of flexibility was what made up their unique cultural profile.

In short, their employees were able to offer ideas and develop their own processes, grounded in data, without having to receive constant guidance and instruction.

They also discovered that their best performers were balanced when it came to sociability. They knew when it was appropriate to let loose and have fun, and when it was time to buckle down.

Equipped with this information, the recruiting team was able to apply this new cultural profile to their hiring process, ensuring new employees aligned with organizational values.

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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.

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