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Culture Match

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.

What is a Culture Match?

A Culture Match is a cultural analysis of your existing workforce that identifies the core competencies leading to success in your organization.

With a Culture Match, you’ll know what qualities make your culture unique, plus you’ll get a snapshot of how employees compares 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.

HighMatch Culture Matches Are:

backed by science

Our workplace psychologists use proven techniques based on decades of research to identify those core competencies that lead to organizational success.

Highly actionable

Insights from a Cultural Analysis can be used in multiple ways, from screening applicants, interviewing for cultural fit to facilitating employee coaching and development.


Getting insights into the qualities that are predictive of success at your company can help inform hiring and succession planning, and support training and development.

How a Culture Match analysis
optimizes your workplace

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

Our science-backed analysis gives you personalized employee reports that pinpoint each individual’s best areas for coaching and development, enabling you to conduct fast and objective performance reviews.

When applied to our suite of products, this data can be also used to screen applicants, assess candidates and customize interview guides to identify candidates who align best with 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 is 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 common threads consistent across successful employees, and identifying a common language that the organization can use to articulate their culture.

We then take those qualities and competencies and construct a culture profile that the organization can use to evaluate how well candidates and employees align with high performers within the organization.

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

“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 Match study. What they found was what made their culture unique was a mix of analytical and abstract thinking coupled with a high degree of flexibility.

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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