He Didn’t List His Obnoxious Personality on His List of Personal Skills.
How could you have known when his resume containing his list of personal skills looked so bright? So you hired him, and now you’ve got a line out your door with coworkers complaining. After six months on the job, you’ve discovered he’s not a team player, he’s demanding, and he’s in it for himself. But how could you have known? Because no one’s list of personal skills includes obnoxious personality traits!
The selection process is subjective, and most have had enough misses to realize how easily we can be fooled by a good talker. When we go with our gut feelings, it is hit or miss at best. Sometimes we luck out which only causes us to be overly confident next time around. But if we analyzed how expensive a bad hire is to the company, we would think twice about our hit-or-miss approach to hiring.
Personal skills or soft skills can trump technical skills in an office environment. While experience looks good on paper, what you don’t see in a resume can negate all the good experience a new hire brings to the company.
Get a List of Personal Skills: Behavioral and Motivational Truths About Job Candidates Before You Hire.
We offer Personal Skills Assessments business owners, managers, and HR pros can use in the selection and recruitment process. Some are basic, which are great for staff, some are targeted for sales, management and leadership positions. Others we recommend for retail sales positions. If you are a small company, we recommend finding two or three candidates and testing them before you make a decision. This will take the guess work out of your process. For larger corporations, you might want to expand your net for an inventory of future hires.
Here are some of the things we measure in a basic Personality Skills Assessment:
- Communication skills
- Understanding yourself
- Listening skills
- Dealing with people problems
- Problem-solving skills
- Decision-making effectiveness
- Human relations skills
- Individual productivity
- Value to the organization
- Time management
- Handling conflict
- Taking responsibility
- Personal motivation level
- Personal goal-setting skills
If there is an obnoxious trait on the list of personal skills, you will know it BEFORE YOU HIRE!
For managers and leadership positions, the Personal Talent Skills Assessment measures:
- The ability to develop, lead, monitor and motivate others
- How individuals think: Are they proactive, conceptional, intuitive?
- How they handle stress and control emotions
- Levels of quality orientation and systems judgment
- Ability to analyze opportunity
- Leadership and staff focus
- Long range planning and decision-making ability
- Results driven
- Ability to resolve conflict and solve problems
- Common sense
- Self and project management
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