Benchmarking Sport

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Benchmarking is a consulting service that helps you to identify the characteristics that make your talent successful. We’ll create an ideal behavioral and mental agility profile so that you can recruit and develop athletes and coaches who behave in the same way.

OverviewThe Science

Assess: Talent pool
Type: Consulting service
Time: One day

You strive to make your sporting organisation, team, or athletes the best and need the right people in order to do this. Detecting characteristics that make your top performers successful will enable you to find more of them and give you the tools to develop the sporting stars of the future.


Use Benchmarking to:

  • Identify your top performers and what makes them succeed
  • Set the right performance standards
  • Develop your future stars
  • Manage your people more effectively
  • Recruit only the highest quality candidates

If you're interested in exploring benchmarking with Thomas further, get in touch using the following form!

Do you want to take the stress out of making people based decisions? Our suite of tools can help you make more informed decisions and develop HR strategies designed to tackle anything from improving recruitment, understanding and aligning organisation culture, increasing team productivity and performance to reducing organisation turnover.

Benchmarking is a collaborative exercise between you and Thomas International that uses statistical methods to compare assessment profiles and performance to the success factors within your organisation. Your dedicated Thomas consultant works with you to identify which combination of assessments and/or surveys would be the most appropriate for your organisation to relate to performance on the job.

Thomas International offer different levels of benchmarking services to accommodate any organisation size. From exploring trends on a small group of your people to conducting extensive statistical analyses on a large sample, our team of technical experts and analysts match assessment data with your key performance metrics to identify the characteristics that drive better performance. Your Thomas Consultant will work with you to create and implement the benchmarking exercise in partnership with you and our team of subject-matter experts across Thomas.

Using of the sheer volume of data that each employee generates, benchmarking and people analytics can help you make more accurate, robust and legally-defensible decisions at any stage of the employee lifecycle:

  • Recruitment
  • Employee retention
  • Training and development
  • Teamwork
  • Performance
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Succession planning
  • Engagement and motivation
  • Productivity

Gaining a better understanding of the culture, strengths, challenges and skills gaps within your organisation can help to create, refine and implement decisions and strategies to drive positive change. People analytics, big data analysis, benchmarking and human capital audits are all one and the same – harnessing the power of the limitless information that your employees generate.

Benchmarking with Thomas International can be based on a range of psychometric assessment and survey data. You can link test performance, behavioral styles and emotional profiles with your organisation's performance metrics. Our 360 appraisal system can be used to provide objective performance metrics for your people and our Engage tool can be used as an outcome measure in a benchmarking exercise. 

If you're interested in learning more about the assessments and surveys that can contribute to a benchmark, please see any one of our assessments here and select 'the science' tab.