Employers spend part of their hiring resources on personality assessments in hopes of finding the right fit for their company’s culture. While this is important to do, it should not be the only thing you look at with your potential candidate.
When an employee doesn’t stay long in a position, often an employer wonders whether they were the right fit for the culture of the company. Hiring is expensive and time-consuming, which is a drain on any business.
Here are a few things that you can do to help with the recruitment process:
A “culture add” is where you can look at the values and behaviors that are non-negotiable for your business. Diversity should be celebrated and embraced. People from a wide range of backgrounds will mean a lot for your success.
Look for the type of attitude that you want in a new employee.
- Will they work well with others?
- Do they have the drive to do whatever it takes to complete the job and meet the deadlines?
- These are the values to watch for during an interview.
Look for the personality traits & soft skills that are most suitable for your business. Profiles & assessments will give you great insights on a candidate. You’ll be able to see if they are a team player, good at solving problems, and if they can work well on their own. Recruiters embrace assessments in order to find the select few that would be a good fit for the company.
Use the interview along with the assessments to make a wise hiring decision. If possible, consider bringing your candidate in for a trial day. You’ll gain new information about the person as you watch them interact with others in the office.
Shaping Your Employees
Candidates are not always an open book from the beginning. Assessments will help you identify their strengths & weaknesses. There needs to be room for professional development and growth. Shape your employees into your company’s culture. Be sure to cover the company’s vision, mission, and core values. Lead by example!
These tips exemplify ways that candidates can be found, and will work out well. The interview, doing assessments, and learning their values will help in the selection process.
Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC.
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