What Do the Different Levels of “Fit” Mean — Strong Fit

I hope you enjoy this blog.

Not finding the best employees?
Schedule a demo to learn how SmoothHiring will help you find the best fit for the job using predictive analytics.

About 5–10 percent of all candidates who take our personality assessment end up scoring as a “strong fit.” These are quite rare; however, not necessarily automatic shoe-ins of course. Consider:

Strong Fit — Snapshot:

  • Candidate satisfies at least seventeen of the twenty Attribute Requirements, and
  • Candidate satisfies all five of the five Most Important Attributes for the position.

Strong Fit Snapshot

Strong Fit — Summary:

There are few to be found in the “strong fit” category, with only 5–10 percent of candidates meeting the stringent requirements to qualify. The benefit of these candidates is that the interview process will likely be a lot easier. You’ll have fewer questions to ask, and you’ll be able to spend more of that time focusing on the individual’s skills rather than their personality.

A strong fit doesn’t mean an instant hire, however. Though these candidates may be predisposed to be successful in the job role, this doesn’t 100 percent mean that they will be. To get further insight into how well they’d work in your company, pay close attention to the outliers in the test results (i.e. where they ranked very high and very low).

Where to Go from Here?

Have a look at our other articles in the series on fit scores, including “An Overview of What the Test Results Mean,” “Fit,” “Weak Fit,” and “Distortion” to get a full explanation of what each of the results really means and how you can use it to better inform your hiring decision.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Required fields are marked *

Add Comment *




Try SmoothHiring for free for 14 days

See SmoothHiring in action. Know our features and get insights on how our friendly software helps you with successful hiring. Learn how data and predictive analytics help in hiring the right candidate.


A predictive analytics platform for finding the best employees

Know how predictive analytics helps you find the right people for the right job and increase employee productivity.

Let us provide you with a detailed tour

Tell us about your problems, and we will present you with the most intriguing choices?

Launch login modal Launch register modal