To interpret benchmark reports, look at how the participant’s results compare to the “ideal profile” of traits for the role. If the participant scores well WITHIN the desired range on a given dimension, then this is an area of “fit” and likely a strength. This means that the individual will naturally behave in a way that is in line with the daily requirements of the role. If the participant scores OUTSIDE of the desired range, then this is a potential risk or area of concern. The farther the participant’s score is from the desired range, the more challenging this role requirement may be for the individual.
These insights can be used for screening or interviewing to probe into the areas of concern, as well as training and development based on the challenges identified. The Report Builder function in TalentClick’s portal automatically generates interview questions and/or management considerations based on the areas where the participant scores outside of the benchmark range.
Take a look at this 7-minute video on interpreting and using benchmarks effectively when hiring.