It is difficult for a misfit employee to feel engaged. In this video, Don Phin shares two types of tools you can use in the hiring process to protect you from hiring misfits. Doing so will reduce the frustration, low productivity, disengagement and turnover that comes with them!
- Have you ever tried to put a round peg…into a square hole?…Why would you do that?…It wouldn't work very well, would it?…It's like that when you're hiring new employees, too.…If you're hiring a round peg to work…in a square hole, you're guaranteed frustration,…disengagement and turnover.…To have the greatest chance of success,…an employee needs to be a good fit.…So test each candidate's skills…and assess for their personality.…
Disengaged employees are often misfits…and without testing and assessing,…you're blindly hoping that someone will be…a good fit for the job.…There are some good tools you can use…to help evaluate your candidates.…The first tools are skills tests…and there's two kinds, substantive and procedural.…Substantive testing measures a person's knowledge.…For example, if you're hiring a lawyer,…you can test them on the knowledge…of the law they'll be practicing.…
If hiring a truck driver, you can test them…on their safety knowledge of operating a big rig.…I had a client who was looking for a new CFO.…
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- Exercising discretionary effort
- Attracting engaged employees
- Assessing the fit of employees
- Making onboarding more engaging
- Learning from new employees
- Provide opportunities for career growth
- Clarifying objectives
- Measuring engagement using surveys
- Being present for employees
- Driving engagement with fun