Occupational performance benchmarking is the closest thing to cloning, in essence, since you are using that employee’s (or group of employees’) outstanding behavioral dimensions to establish a benchmark of performance or “replicate” top performance.
For example, if you give a group of ACME Corp’s 10 best-performing, most-satisfied, and longest-lasting sales people the same battery of assessments, the statistical analysis on those employees will show a trend of similar behavioral characteristics. Those specific characteristics in that specific role now become the benchmark or “bar” for ACME Corp.
The premise for using occupational benchmarks in hiring is based upon the notion that past performance (satisfaction, longevity, etc.) is indicative of future results. This theory has been proven to be effective because predictive analytics in hiring is working to help catapult companies today to achieve amazing success in short periods of time.
PeopleKeys has been analyzing top performance data in occupations for over 35 years. As a result of consulting with large companies, churches and government institutions worldwide, PeopleKeys has collected best-practice behavioral benchmarks in hundreds of occupations.
A performance benchmark is set of behavioral standards, based on outstanding performance, longevity, achievement and job satisfaction within a given job role. The benchmark becomes the “ideal” candidate and “the bar” for the requirements of a particular role.
Currently, PeopleKeys has hundreds of standard performance benchmarks generated from best practices in many common occupations. Download a PDF short-list of available PeopleKeys Occupational Benchmarks here.
PeopleKeys can set performance benchmarks for 4 assessments. The below assessments represent the 4D Report for predictive hiring. These assessments will give a hiring manager the most comprehensive 4-Dimensional view of a person’s personal preferences, strengths, limits, and characteristics with over 1,440 data points for comparison.
PeopleKeys has the capacity to set benchmarks for the following assessments:
The PeopleKeys dashboard shows each candidate with a Green, Yellow or Red symbol (think of a stop-light):
2. In your PeopleKeys’ Report Graphs Page:
The graphs page of your hiring report will show the given benchmarks for 1 - 4 assessments on the same page. The above example shows the candidate’s DISC profile overlaid on the Benchmark. This gives the hiring manager a visual representation of each candidate and how they meet the given benchmarks.
If you don’t have a PeopleKeys Account:Request your free, custom branded PeopleKeys business account here. An account representative will contact you to finalize the set up of your account and apply a benchmark for your position.
If you already have a PeopleKeys Account:Contact our customer service department here to request to add an occupational benchmark to your hiring report or call us toll-free 1-800-779-3472. A representative will contact you to determine your benchmark needs and apply the benchmark to your account. You may select from the many standard benchmarks already available within our system, or apply one of your own.
Written by: Coleen Kulkin
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