Everyday people are hired and promoted for their technical skills, education and experience. People that were hired and promoted using this model under-perform and are terminated or leave because they do not possess the “soft skills” or “people skills” that are required to be successful in the position.
By the time this is recognized the damage done to the individuals confidence, their career and the company or department can be devastating.
“The long term investment choice being made to bring someone into your organization has the potential financial impact of hundreds of thousands of dollars.”
The reality is that confirming technical skills, education and experience is the easiest part of the hiring process. It is nothing more than a checklist; most companies excel at this aspect of the process and this explains why the fact finding portion of the hiring process usually stops there.
This is the first opportunity to make a good decision regarding an individual that wants to be involved with your company. The long term investment choice being made to bring someone into your organization has the potential financial impact of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Yet some of us treat this critical decision as a necessary evil, a task to be completed as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Slow down the process, gather as much information as possible and treat this decision with the respect, time and attention that it deserves.
The most powerful combination of assessments we have found to avoid bad hires is the CounterProductive Behavior Index partnered with the Prevue Assessment.