Supervisor Performance Ratings

Applicants who score well on our assessments have higher supervisor ratings. We prove this with validation studies which we perform when requested as a courtesy to our clients.

If your organization is hiring more than 200 new employees each year, our experts at the Wharton School can conduct a validation study to show how well our pre employment test predicts supervisor ratings.

There are two options for validation studies. In the first we ask current employees to take our pre employment test and then match their score with supervisor ratings of their performance. The second uses fresh data from a year (or so!)’s worth of new hires which were hired using the Optimize Hire Pre Employment Test as an initial screening tool. Then, as in the first method, we match those test scores with supervisor ratings and analyze.

Time and time again, we've shown that a higher Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test score corresponds with higher supervisor ratings.


16% higher supervisor ratings

Supervisors at this company in the Southeastern United States rated their high-scoring employees about 16% higher than their low-scoring ones. Just over 400 employees at this company took an Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test.

12% higher supervisor ratings

At this company in the Northeastern United States, about 150 employees took an Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test. The supervisor ratings of high scorers were 12% higher than those of low scorers. 



26% higher supervisor ratings for high scorers

About 170 employees at this company, which operates out of both Western Europe and Asia, took the Optimize Hire pre employment test. Those with high scores had supervisor ratings that were 26% higher than supervisor ratings of the low scorers. 

21% higher supervisor ratings

At this company in the Southeast, which gave one of the Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Tests to just under 300 of its employees, those with scores above our national average of 60/100 had supervisor ratings that were 21% higher than their lower-scoring colleagues.



10% higher supervisor ratings

At this company in the Southern US where about 350 applicants took an Optimize Hire Pre-Employment Test, those who did well had supervisor performance ratings that were 10% higher than those who scored low.

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