Topgrading Job Scorecard

Create Job Scorecards that Guarantee Accountability and Fit

In business, if something is important it has to be measured or the results will never be achieved and sustained.  This is especially true for the hiring and promoting process. A Topgrading Job Scorecard does just that.

A Topgrading job scorecard is a list of measurable accountabilities, core values and behavioral competencies that describe a person’s ability to perform at a high level in a specific job role. Successful job scorecards quantify key accountabilities that define A-level performance in a specific job and clarify the competencies that define a good fit in a given role.

A well-designed job scorecard simultaneously attracts high-performers and repels low-performers – powerfully guiding the recruitment process and the internal promotion process.

Job scorecards and job descriptions are not the same.

  • A job description is an external piece that offers insight for applicants as to what a job role requires.
  • A job scorecard is used internally in recruitment and continuous performance review – it is utilized to evaluate the right fit for people in a job role. It gives candidates explicit descriptions of the role and what is responsible to deliver in a high-performing role.

Avoid costly mis-hires. One of the problems the problems the Topgrading scorecard solves is that job descriptions are so vague, hiring managers aren’t really clear about what they are hiring someone to do and candidates are also likely just as confused. Costly mis-hires are the result. Calculate the cost of a mis-hire here - you might be shocked by the results.

The Topgrading Process

Topgrading Job Scorecard - A list of measurable accountabilities, core values, and behavioral competencies that describe how a person is performing in their role.

Topgrading Interview -  the signature Topgrading Interview accurately identifies patterns of strength, weakness, habit, values, and performance of job candidates.

Candidate Arranged Reference Calls - Candidates know in advance that they will be asked to arrange reference calls with recent managers and often a couple of peers and direct reports.

Candidate Analysis - A uniform, rigorous analysis and an accurate conclusion as to whether a candidate will be high-performing addition to the team.

Sample Topgrading Job Scorecard
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Why Topgrading?

Topgrading’s proven methodology allows for uniform and rigorous analysis of metrics obtained through job scorecards.  A well-designed job scorecard simultaneously attracts high-performers and repels low-performers – powerfully guiding the recruitment process.

Talk to an advisor to see how Topgrading can help you in your candidate selection process.

Our assessments help clients get critical hires right over 90% of the time.


Improve your hiring success with Topgrading. The Topgrading methodology will transform your hiring process by increasing the number of A player hires and decreasing the number of mis-hires. Our leadership and candidate assessment tools will help you assess, hire, retain, and grow high performing teams. Contact us to learn more about the Topgrading approach to hiring and start achieving better hiring results now!

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