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- Who is PAIRIN: What we do and what we measure
- What does PAIRIN measure?
- Basic PAIRIN Terminology
- What support do I receive from PAIRIN?
Who is PAIRIN: What we do and what we measure
PAIRIN’s mission is to make education more relevant and hiring equitable. The PAIRIN Readiness Management System™ provides insights and tools to teachers, mentors, students and employers to focus and accelerate the development of essential skills that lead to success in work and life. It is also the world’s first industry independent cloudbased solution for integrating soft skills development and matching into any program or company to ensure individuals reach their full potential. The PAIRIN Survey measures the intensity of over 100 changeable attitudes, motivations, and behavioral proficiencies.
PAIRIN's products and tools provide solutions that are grounded in over 60 years of scientific research and reflect over a decade-long development cycle. We’ve replicated every major non-cognitive measurement in existence with our short, 20-minute survey. With just one survey, you get over 100 measurement equivalents for grit, social and emotional, professional, character strengths, thinking styles, and many others.
What does PAIRIN measure?
Soft skills, non-cognitive skills, social and emotional skills, 21st century skills, Career readiness skills - these skills go by many names but when it all boils down to it, PAIRIN measures behaviors. Behaviors are how someone acts or behaves, it is not who they are.
Each of these behaviors translates into one of the 102 attributes in the PAIRIN system, all of which are coachable and changeable.
Basic PAIRIN Terminology
The PAIRIN Survey: Consists of a 300-word adjective checklist. Invite individuals to take the survey by sending direct emails through the PAIRIN system or by distributing the survey link to employees, students and/or applicants.
Attributes: PAIRIN measures over 100 soft skills and mindsets, known as attributes, because they account for 75% of what makes an individual successful in a career or program. Examples of attributes include creativity, self-assessment, resiliency, stress tolerance and responsibility.
Intensity Scale: Attributes are measured on an intensity scale – low, moderate and high – displaying the range where an individual scores for each. Depending on the target, high intensities may be desired for certain attributes while low intensities may be desired for other attributes.
Groupings: The 102 attributes can be mixed and matched into different groups to provide insights. Examples include drivers, thinking styles, and relating styles.
Targets: Developed to accompany a specific goal, targets are comprised of a grouping of attributes with specific ranges for those attributes. Based on your target, ranges indicate the desire intensities related to your specific goal. For example, a target can be created for a particular position, organization culture or general career readiness. A blue line running throughout the target indicates the aggregate data for the group or individual you have selected.
- Default targets: Created by PAIRIN and are based on research (such as career readiness, customer service, accountability, collaboration and leadership).
- Custom targets: Created for a designated organization based on top performers within a specific job, program or department.
- National Sources: PAIRIN has mapped to all the job types in O'Net, we have about 1,200 different job specific targets based on national data.
What support do I receive from PAIRIN?
You are part of the PAIRIN community and we are here to help you. Each account is assigned a Customer Success Advocate that can act as your thought partner in thinking through the best way to implement PAIRIN. In addition, our team is here to answer your support tickets (firstname.lastname@example.org) and questions. Drop us a line and we'll give you our time.