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Selecting a Report Type


Choosing a report type

Caliper offers three primary reporting formats for viewing assessment results: Essentials for Selection, Essentials for Coaching, and the Essentials IDG (Individual Developmental Guide). Shortened selection reports are also available in the form of the Essentials Highlights and Quick View reports.  You can easily choose and generate these reports right from your Caliper Portal (learn how here). Knowing which report type to choose will help you get the best result from your Caliper experience. 


Selection report types

Essentials for Selection

When you want to assess internal or external applicants for an open position, choose Essentials for Selection. This tool shows you how closely your applicant fits the role you are trying to fill. View Example.   

Essentials Highlights

This report highlights the key takeaways of the Essentials for Selection report, providing a briefer and more high-level read if desired.  View Example

Essentials Quick View

The Quick View report gives a snapshot of your candidate using a shortened assessment. It is best used for filtering candidates for high-volume hourly or entry-level roles. Speak with your Caliper Consultant to learn more.  View Example


Development report types

Essentials for Coaching

When you want guidance about onboarding new hires, coaching veteran employees toward improved performance in existing roles, or preparing employees for future roles, choose Essentials for Coaching. This tool is meant to support managers and supervisors in developing their team members. View Example

Essentials IDG

When you want a development report you can give directly to the assessee, choose the Essentials IDG. This tool empowers people to be active in their own professional and personal development. It’s designed to promote meaningful conversations between managers and team members, improve self-awareness, and increase accountability. Consider it a companion to the Essentials for Coaching report. View Example

More about the IDG


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