May 3, 2018


Hiring a new employee or accepting a new position is a two way street.  We are in business to help both sides, the employer and the employee.  A good fit for both sides is a win-win!

Breaking Rules Outside of Work

I was driving to a school.  There is a long line to turn right on one street.  Invariably, you have a driver cut versus waiting in line like most of us.  This one morning the driver cuts, then drops his child off in the teachers’ lot which is off limits.  The last time I saw him, he was running a red light.   People like this are employed and applying for jobs at your company.  There are selection methods that are designed to help you reduce hiring candidates who will skirt the rules at work too.

Passion for the Position

On a recent trip, I had the opportunity to go on the Chicago Architectural Tour.   Our tour guide was a volunteer.  She was not paid nor could she take tips.  She was very good and very, very, very passionate about her job.  Not only was she a good job fit, she had more passion than the majority of paid employees.  Why is this and how can your company hire more employees like her?  Without revealing the answer, you are welcome to contact us for a future discussion.

Motivation and Engagement

We were asked by a client in regards to what traits on the assessment that they are using predicts ‘motivation’.  In most cases if the employee does not fit their job or have a good manager, the odds of them being motivated left the building.    ‘Job Fit’ helps employees stay engaged and promotes internal motivation.  Good and Bad Managers are a top reason that employees are motivated or demotivated.   An employee who is a good fit can become a demotivated employee with a poor manager.  If you want your employees to be more engaged and more motivated, invest in your selection process.  Putting a Starbucks, Gym or Slide in your lobby is not going to motivate someone who is a poor fit and/or one who has a bad manager.  They may stay a little bit longer until something changes or until they get a new job elsewhere.

Making good selection decisions involves obtaining relevant data, intuition, experience and pragmatism.  Until we meet again, reduce your stress and increase the value to your company by using Employee Assessments.  Click here to schedule an upcoming call to discuss how we might be able to help you smell many flowers in 2018.

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