As we start the new year, articles abound with lists of the top skills employers are seeking. While there certainly are a few high-demand jobs like engineers and sales professionals, the reality is that many companies are hiring across a wide range of job titles.
Our clients are telling us over and over that they want three critical features for a top hire:
1. The right skills. Some jobs require skills that simply can’t be taught on the job. They require specific education or years of experience that must have been acquired before applying for the position.
2. The right motivation. Hiring managers are telling us that they want people who are interested in doing the job and don’t need to be prodded to get it done. They say it takes too much energy and time to motivate an unmotivated worker.
3. The right fit! Every company has a culture and every job has a sub-culture. People who naturally fit that culture will make life easier for everyone from bosses to coworkers. Behavioral assessments are a proven way to determine motivation and fit before you even interview a candidate.
While no assessment is perfect, they can reduce the risk of a poor hire dramatically. In addition, they reduce interviewing time by allowing the company to focus on candidates who are already a likely fit. To learn how behavioral assessments, like the Predictive Index®, can help your company, contact us today for a free demonstration.