Role optimization

This feature allows you to create the ideal job profile based on your employees and internal needs.

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Written by Manto Papagianni
Updated over a week ago

Bryq enables the validation & identification of the ideal profile per role based on high performers by identifying the cognitive and personality differences between high and low performers.

The personality traits of the ideal profile differ from the initial profile (based on the JD) as they reflect the drivers of future performance as opposed to the traits required to just “do the job”.

Once the Ideal Profile per role has been identified, it can be used as a baseline during the hiring process empowering targeted hires (Acquisition) or during a new position (Internal Mobility).

Once you enter the Role optimization menu click on Optimize Role profile button.

You will be redirected to a vertical wizard and as a first step, you will need to select a segment for the role you want to optimize. You can select from existing segments or you can create a new one on the spot.

Once you select a segment a snippet of the segment members appears below to verify the selected sample.

💡 Important Notes:

  1. Make sure your segment contains entries with performance data.

  2. Make sure that the segment contains at least 30 entries to run optimization.

  3. Bear in mind that if the selected segment has a small data sample, the system may result in a less accurate optimized profile. Consider updating the segment with more data points to improve the optimization results.

By clicking Optimize Role Profile, the Select Segment bar folds in and then the system calculates the ideal profile based on the performance levels as defined in the selected segment.

Once the system calculates the optimized profile the suggested cognitive weights & personality traits are shown.

At the bottom of the screen, a graphical representation of the difference between high and low performers projecting the Bryq, Cognitive, and Personality scores is available.

You may perform changes in either one of the categories i.e. Cognitive and Personality and while doing so the bar charts will be adjusted to depict the updated difference. Bear in mind, that the system aims at maximizing the difference in an optimum way. Any change you perform may result in a profile that is not optimal either because the bottom segment is higher than the top or because the difference is not the maximum one. In such a case and if you feel that your changes do not fulfill your goal, you may click on the Reset button to revert to the initial system calculations.

Finally, once you are done you can give a name to the Template and save it by clicking on the Save Template button. The template is now available in the list of templates.

You can either click on the template and view the summary of cognitive weights & personality traits.

Or alternatively, you may edit or delete the template.

By editing, you can now edit cognitive weights & personality traits without any correlation of top vs. bottom segments as the exercise has been completed and the optimized role is now saved as a template that can be used during hiring or internal mobility.

By deleting, a confirmation pop-up is displayed asking to confirm the deletion.

📌 We advise not to edit the optimized role profile, as the primary aim of role optimization is to achieve the best possible outcome in performance prediction, ensuring maximum predictive accuracy. Although there may be instances where editing the template is appropriate, especially when a specific trait holds significant importance for the role, this approach is not considered the best practice.


Please note that this functionality is by default available to Account & HR Administrators.

If you have any questions, please reach out to support@bryq.com

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