The "bench" is a list of users who match a job's requirements at or above the minimum match percentage. Bench strength is a calculation that indicates how easily a role can be filled internally. We compare job requirements and user profiles of non-incumbents to calculate the bench strength for each job. Higher numbers indicate a stronger bench. Bench strength is recalculated daily.

**Bench strength** = Sum of the likelihood of bench employees filling a job / # of associated positions

**For example**: A job is associated to two positions and there are five employees on the bench:

- Employee 1 matches five jobs at a value equal to or greater than x*.
- Employee 2 matches three jobs.
- Employee 3 matches two jobs.
- Employee 4 matches one job.
- Employee 5 matches three jobs.

The value of x is a minimum match % defined in settings. The number of job matches for each employee includes jobs from levels equal to or greater than their current role.

**Step 1**: To calculate the sum of the likelihood of bench employees filling a job, divide the number of jobs each employee matches to into 1 and add these values together:

1/5 + 1/3 + 1/2 + 1/1 + 1/3 = 2.36666666667

**Step 2**: Divide the sum calculated in step 1 by the number of positions associated to the job:

**Result**: The bench strength is 1.18