FitScore 💪

by Shelby Burke

One of the most unique features HigherMe offers is our FitScore, which lets you use proven data to choose your next great hire! Each candidate is given a FitScore comprised of three factors: 

  • Distance
  • Availability
  • Answers to your Screening Questions

You can choose to modify these categories to fit your needs based on each job. 


Note: Candidates also get a boost in their score if they leave a video cover letter.

Setting up your Scoring

  1. To adjust the score for a specific role, choose a template to get started
  2. In the Job Questions tab, set the weight of each category so that your FitScores reflect your needs



Distance is measured between the candidate’s home address and the address of the location where they applied. Currently, the FitScore calculates the applicant's distance into their score and the distance score is out of 20 points. If the applicant is less than 2 miles away from the store, they get the full 20 points, after that, they get -2 points for every single mile. Past 12 miles, their entire FitScore is multiplied by 0.7.

How important is distance to you?

You can answer that by setting the score weight. Choosing “Not Important” will ignore applicants' distance from you, while “Critical” will make this factor count for more of the score.



This score matches the candidate's availability to the hours that you define for this position in the template. Click here for more information on setting Job Availability

How important is availability to you?

This is often a selection that is made for “Critical” weight because of the importance of staffing, but if you have a large staff and aren’t in need of a lot of shift-specific employees, you can mark this category as “Not Important.”


Screening Questions

Screening Questions can be a great opportunity to shape your FitScore.

How important are screening questions to you?

Spend some time making sure every question is valuable to your hiring process. For less friction when applying, we recommend having 3-6 questions per template.

Click here to learn more about setting up your Job Questions.