HR Strategies Today helps organizations use the latest advances in research, psychology, and technology to hire, develop, and retain top performing employees.
Three Principles of Successful Hiring
An Interview Has Only A 14% Chance Of Hiring A Top Performer
Research reveals that conventional interviews yield inconsistent results and that a hiring manager has only a 14% chance of hiring a top performer. Here’s why:
- Questions are improperly structured
- Interviewers tend to rate and classify information inconsistently
- Natural filtering based on existing biases and beliefs
- Hiring managers rarely get enough practice to become proficient
The Motivation Of The Candidate Is To Get A Job – Not Help You Hire The Right Person
A resume is a marketing document designed to make them look good and help them get the job – not help you hire the best person for the position.
It’s Better To Wait For The Right Person Than To Hire The Best Person Available
It takes longer to hire a top performer because there aren’t a lot of them available, but it is worth the investment in time and effort because they will produce more and cause you less trouble.
How Hiring Assessments Can Help
Hire More Top Performing Employees
What is the cost of a poor performing employee for one day?
For most companies, human resources is their biggest investment. Which is why you must know the answer to this question:
Is this candidate a good fit for this job?
Whether you are considering an internal promotion or an external hire, hiring assessments help you make smarter selection decisions with confidence by comparing a specific candidate to the specific thinking style, behaviors, and interests required for a job.
Hiring assessments give you a selection report features tailored interview questions and tips on “what to listen for” with each candidate so that hiring managers can explore potential challenges and strengths that they might not otherwise be aware of – and can make the difference between poor, average, and outstanding performance.
Make Everyone Better
Want to get the most out of everyone?
What would be the value of coaching advice tailored to each employee?
The fastest way to improve the productivity and profitability of your company is to take advantage of the natural strengths of each person while minimizing any problems created by their natural behaviors.
Unfortunately, few managers have the training and experience needed to to do this. Many times managers know that something is wrong, but they don’t know what it is.
To solve this problem, assessments can compare a person to a position and create customized coaching advice that can be used by any manager to solve challenges and take advantage of natural strengths… and get the most out of everyone.
Relationships are complicated, aren’t they?
This is especially true when we put individuals with different thinking styles, behaviors, and interests together on a team. Then we expect them to work together under pressure and deadlines to produce outstanding outcomes.
Unfortunately, even if everyone on the team has the best of intentions and makes their best effort, conflict and lost productivity can result from difficult to understand interactions that most managers don’t have the training to diagnose and manage.
Assessments can predict how a potential candidate fits an existing team, or analyze your current team’s dynamic and strengths.