What is benchmarking?
Benchmarking allows you to conduct a skill comparison among the employees within your company, identify trends and provide your recruitment team with a benchmark (average) skill level that future employees would need to meet.
Benchmarking is an exercise to ensure that when you recruit in the future, the assessments you choose and your expected ‘pass mark’ are realistically aligned to the skills of your employees who are already successful in the role.
In this way, benchmarking is a fantastic tool for improving your recruitment strategy and staying ahead of your industry competitors.
For example, we often hear our clients say that they would like people to have a content writing ability of X number of words per minute (WPM). On paper, this sounds great, but it may not be an actual representation of those who are already successful in the organisation. A way to improve this would be to identify the WPM count of the company's most successful employees and use that as the skill benchmark when recruiting the next employee.
By using the Skillsarena testing process to assess applicants, you can objectively measure and select new recruits based on their suitability and skills for the role.