Having lead teams for around 20 years across different industries I've asked myself this question quite often and i came to realize that the answer is often very simple!
Thanks to a dear friend who happens to be a great leader at a global corporation I came to read this article and decided to share it with you.
Please do realize that this applies not only to companies with employees, this does also apply when it comes an entrepreneur who partners up with other entrepreneurs or companies.
This even applies when being part of a sports team, or when enjoying your hobby within a group.
(*2)by Lou Adler CEO, best-selling author, created Performance-based Hiring. Recent book: The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired
As I headed to LinkedIn’s Talent Connect recruiting industry confab last week with more than 4,000 of the world’s best recruiters and talent leaders, someone tweeted me this headline:
Why Lou Adler is Wrong About Personality Assessment Tests *1
As I was leaving the conference a Talent Leader from a Fortune 200 company strong-armed me and said something strange. It went something like, “While we’ve aced our pre-hire quality of hire assessments, we’re struggling with improving quality of hire.”
That’s why I’m not wrong about pre-hire personality assessment tests. If they don't predict quality of hire they are valueless.
Good people don’t underperform due to the wrong personality, the wrong behaviors or some Quixotic definition of culture fit or lack of intelligence or weak team or technical skills. They underperform for one or more of the following reasons:
That’s why I’m not wrong about pre-hire personality assessment tests.
Nor am I wrong about the continued use of flawed and ill-advised OD interviewing and assessment tests that put people into large groups and expect to hire perfect androids who will fit all jobs for all occasions.
Here’s my simpleminded alternative.
That’s why I suggest recruiters and hiring managers define the real job and the real culture and offer real career moves. Recognize that a career move is not a lateral transfer with more money; it’s doing work that offers more stretch, more growth and more satisfaction. Assessment tests assess none of these things. That’s why I don’t like them.
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