PAIRIN Pro FAQ – Education

What is PAIRIN Pro?

PAIRIN is an all-inclusive tool to assess soft skills for college and career readiness so that you can identify areas for development and track growth over time.

What does PAIRIN Pro do?

You can measure and track the skills change of your students, participants or program. PAIRIN Pro gives you the data you need about your student’s soft skills development and to report factual how well prepared your students are for college and their future careers.

How many people can I survey with PAIRIN Pro?

You can survey as many of you want and as often as you’d like. Just be careful to not survey your members too often, as you won’t see much change in shorter time periods unless you are providing intense coaching.

What do my students see?

The administrator of the school account selects what students see. There are three options: Strengths Report, PAIRIN Personal, PAIRIN Personal 2.

Strengths Report: This is a downloadable report for individuals to see explanations about where their skills lie within professional, personal, civic, and entrepreneurial categories. Individuals get explanations about how they relate to each skill within each category and definitions for each of the skills. This is a great option if you want your students to have a printable report about their strengths.

PAIRIN Personal: This is a dashboard for the students to explore their strongest qualities. The dashboard shows them their top 4 qualities and then how their skills relate to targets within our system. Students can create their own targets based on job descriptions. The major difference with PAIRIN Personal is that the students can see what skills they are match, skills they might need to develop, and skills they might want to check out. In this dashboard, they get an interactive way to explore each skill’s definitions and insights.

PAIRIN Personal 2: This is also a dashboard and also shows a student’s strongest qualities, however, it has a career picker tool and online curriculum lessons for students to go through about each of their skills. The career picker tool allows students to explore different careers they might be interested in and see which skills they need to develop with our online curriculum. The major difference with PAIRIN Personal 2, from PAIRIN Personal, is that only positive information is given; students are not shown gaps or match scores to different skills.

What additional features do I get with PAIRIN Pro?

PAIRIN Pro is the ultimate coaching and development tool. Not only can you see all your members in one place, but you can also get personalized insights, tips and coaching questions for each member. Furthermore, you get access to custom reports, which can be customized to include information and skills most relevant to your organization. You also get access to 11 different behavioral charts, which plots on a four quadrant grid, each member in relation to different axes. Some of these charts include view of people (how individuals perceive the abilities and behaviors of most others), work approach (how individuals aspire and endeavor), mentoring style (how individuals guide and encourage others), response to coaching (how people perceive and make use of coaching), among others.

As a PAIRIN Pro customer, what support do I receive?

You receive as needed phone calls and unlimited email support, plus a two-hour onboarding training.

How do I get started on PAIRIN Pro?

When your account is first created, you start on the Dashboard. The Dashboard gives you quick access to recent selections, surveys and reports in the account. From the Dashboard, you’ll be able to navigate to any data points you want to view, manage members’ data, and print reports about your members. Your students, employees and applicants will be separated in the system. The way to toggle between employee data and applicant data is to click on the “Show Employees instead” or “Show Applicants instead”, located under your organization’s name in the upper right corner of the header. Depending on your view, you can add students, employees, applicants and create groups on the Dashboard. If you are only using this for student development only the student tab will appear.

What type of reports are available?

Strength Reports: Gives individuals their strongest essential skill category of either Civic, Entrepreneurial, Personal, or Professional. Each category is made up of five Essential Attributes.

Target Reports: Shows how an individual scores in relation to the attributes within a particular target. These reports should be used to help inform and guide the development of the skills that pertain to the particular target.

Insight Reports: Provide information and can be used to affirm individuals. They are less often used for development of skills due to the fact that a target/context is not in mind. Instead, Insights reports are used to understand the intensity levels of different thinking style. They also help affirm or develop your coachee in their thinking using the definitions, insights and suggested action tips.