I just asked ChatGPT if Performance-based Hiring could be used to measure Quality of Hire. Its response is below.

Here’s a copy of the Quality of Hire Talent Scorecard mentioned below.

We’re also now building a Performance-based Hiring ChatGPT bot. Attendees at our next Hire with Your Head book club session will be able to tryout the beta version.


Performance-based Hiring can be instrumental in measuring the Quality of Hire due to its focus on defining the job in terms of performance objectives and outcomes. Here’s how it can be applied:

Define Clear Performance Objectives: Performance-based Hiring starts with a detailed understanding of what the person in the role is expected to accomplish. By setting clear, measurable performance objectives, you can assess candidates based on their ability to meet these objectives. (FYI: upload an existing job description into ChatGPT and ask it to convert it into a performance-based job description using Performance-based Hiring.)

Evidence-based Evaluation: Candidates are evaluated on their past accomplishments and how these relate to the performance objectives of the role. This focus on evidence and past performance provides a strong predictor of future success.

Structured Interviews: The Performance-based Interview Guide emphasizes a structured interview process that focuses on understanding a candidate’s past achievements, problem-solving skills, and team dynamics. This structure allows for a consistent, objective assessment of all candidates.

Quality of Hire Talent Scorecard: This tool, as outlined in my knowledge source, is used to systematically evaluate candidates across various competencies and situational fit factors. It provides a comprehensive view of a candidate’s fit for the role, considering their skills, experience, managerial fit, and cultural alignment.

Alignment with Business Goals: By tying the performance objectives of the role to the company’s strategic goals, Performance-based Hiring ensures that the Quality of Hire is aligned with what the organization needs to succeed.

Post-Hire Evaluation: After hiring, the success of the employee can be monitored against the predefined performance objectives. This allows for a clear assessment of whether the hire is meeting, exceeding, or falling short of expectations.

Continuous Improvement: The data gathered from the hiring process and post-hire evaluations can be used to refine and improve the hiring process continually, ensuring that the Quality of Hire metric becomes more accurate and predictive over time.

In summary, Performance-based Hiring provides a robust framework for defining, assessing, and continuously improving the Quality of Hire by focusing on specific performance objectives, structured evidence-based evaluation, and alignment with organizational goals. Whenever there’s a gap between actual and predicted performance, especially during the person’s first 60-90 days on-the-job, you’ll be able to identify where your hiring process broke down and take corrective active before interviewing any more candidates. This is the essence of Six-Sigma process improvement and the real power of Performance-based Hiring.