Getting the Right People in the Right Seats — Matters
Making informed hiring decisions is far more than having a ‘knack’ for picking the best person or using ‘intuition’ to identify top performers. Consistently making smart, informed, and profitable hiring decisions requires accurate information at every stage of the process, and most importantly at the final decision. There is no silver bullet that eliminates all the challenges, but there are ways to greatly improve the odds that the final decision will be the right one.
The High Cost of Failing to Predict Performance
Selecting a candidate that fits the job and the organization is one of the more challenging aspects of running a business, and there is a lot of risk associated with the hiring process. According to Forbes magazine, 46% of new hires fail within 18 months. Also from Forbes, when new hires fail, 90% of the time it is from poor cultural fit, not from lack of skill. To reduce these high numbers, many types of employment ‘tests’ have been developed to uncover hidden clues that are supposed to predict if a candidate will succeed or fail. The following are different types of tests that have been tried:
- Biographical Data
- Cognitive Ability Tests
- Integrity Tests
- Job Knowledge Tests
- Personality Tests
- Physical Ability Tests
- Work Samples and Simulations
Unfortunately, even though these tests have been around for many years, the success rate in hiring the right person has remained low. Obviously, something has been missing from the process. That ‘something’ is an understanding of how a person is ‘wired’.
The Right Kind of Information — Natural Wiring
Accessing information that illuminates how a candidate is wired means we can know how he or she communicates, thinks, and reacts in various situations. A job candidate may have the right skill set, the right appearance, and the right experience, but until you know how that person is wired, they will remain a mystery. Unfortunately, finding out that a ‘qualified’ candidate does not match the job can be a very expensive and time-wasting process, if the way you find out is by giving them a job.
Human wiring goes far deeper than what we learn by reading a resume or glean from an interview. Understanding how a candidate is wired is an essential piece of information that must be available to consistently make the best hiring decision. However, until the AcuMax Index was developed, there wasn’t a reliable way to understand the natural wiring that a human being brings to the job.
AcuMax Clients have demonstrated in case after case that the AcuMax Index assessment significantly improves the success rate of selecting and hiring the best candidate for the job.
As part of the AcuMax Index hiring process, every candidate will have his or her own profile that clearly and simply lays out their wiring pattern. This profile can then be used by the hiring manager to determine if the candidate is a good fit for the job.
The AcuMax process can also be used internally as an organizational development tool to evaluate an employee’s suitability for a promotion, a lateral move, or for a completely different job.
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The AcuMax Index is the only assessment that measures and reports on human wiring — helping organizations of all sizes to hire with confidence, develop high-performance teams and build an organizational culture that dramatically increases retention, job satisfaction and performance.