The terms ‘benchmark’ and ‘job-fit’ tend to go hand-in-hand. What exactly are they?

In hiring, a benchmark is a point of reference against which candidates are compared and assessed. Job-fit refers to how well an employee is suited for the position. Think of it as matchmaking. Benchmarks, or job-fit profiles, are customized to help confirm whether a candidate will excel in work environments parallel to your company’s. For example, if the job calls for high levels of self-discipline and organization, you may want to hire someone who is self-sufficient and conscientious, as opposed to someone who is reactive and spontaneous.