By Laura Blakesley
Culture is amazing and wonderful and fantastic, but hiring top performers is a science. If we all hired on culture, how would we expect to get anything done? Creating an effective team is a science. Job Fit is key when making a truly well-rounded team that will get stuff done the right way. Using a scientific approach when benchmarking each position, along with scientific assessments (no, not the colors analysis – we like to dig deeper than that), will ensure that much needed Job Fit.
We aren’t saying you need to throw culture out the door completely. What we are saying, is that you need to make informed and unemotional decisions in the hiring process. Many people present themselves in a different way during interviews (remember our blog on Professional Interviewees?) When we make hiring decisions because of our emotions, we are just opening ourselves up to those dreaded “bad” hires.
What’s a hiring manager to do??
Like we mentioned above, hiring is a science. We need to hire for Job Fit. Job Fit is finding the necessary behaviors, motivators, and skills for the job then bringing in a person who possesses all those things. Here at TBG, backed by years of experience dealing with all types of behaviors and teams, we use Scientific Assessments, Job Benchmarks, and Performance Interviews to ensure that Job Fit. Once we know someone is the best of the best for that job, THEN we look at culture.
There’s proof of what we’re saying!
Research has shown that “hiring managers select worse job candidates than the ones recommended by an algorithm.” Are you surprised? We’re not. Click HERE to read more.
And yes, we use an algorithm too – we get all that info during each client’s customized job benchmarking process (yup, our process is completely unique to each client – we don’t believe in <insert here>s). Once we create that algorithm for Job Fit, the entire hiring team hops onboard that algorithm train when interviewing those candidates. Hiring to Job Fit, rather than culture, avoids being “blinded by bias” and makes for better retention and higher performing teams.
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