Hiring a Retail Manager? Here’s Your Ideal Candidate Using Behavioral Science

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This is the fourth blog in a series about “ideal candidates”.

We take a position, run it through TalentSorter’s scientific algorithm, and provide you with the behavioral characteristics of an “ideal candidate” (note: download the full report at the bottom of the post).

Because of the way TalentSorter has been designed, it is able to compare the personality traits and other attributes of an individual to those of people who have been high performers in a given role, and generate a FitScore™ that is a very accurate predictor of success.

Learn more about our behavioral hiring science here.

Ideal Candidate Traits: Retail Manager

Extraversion: Degree to which one requires social interaction and authority.

A Retail Manager should display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal candidate is content working in a group setting, and often seeks out a leadership role.

Agreeableness: Tendency to be friendly, approachable, and easy to get along with.

The ideal Retail Manager candidate should display this trait less prominently than most people. The ideal candidate sometimes finds it challenging to work with others and come to a consensus on a common goal.

Conscientiousness: Tendency to strive for perfection, sometimes at all costs.

When hiring a Retail Manager, look for people that display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate usually develops a thorough plan before beginning a task.

Stability: Degree to which one reacts positively to negative or stressful situations.

This position calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal candidate is usually objective in their decision making and actions, even in trying circumstances.

Openness:  Willingness to try new ways of doing things.

A Retail Manager calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal candidate usually embraces the opportunity to try new ways of doing things.

Resolve: Willingness to work for the intrinsic benefit of work and its ability to enhance character.

This position calls for people that display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate tends to be passionate about their work and get a lot of enjoyment and pleasure out of it.

Reliability: Tendency to behave in an uncompromising and consistently honest, moral, and ethical manner.

Retail Managers should display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate always follows through on their commitments to others to the extent they are in control of a situation.

Control: Tendency to take charge of people and situations. Leads more than follows. It is often associated with expressing confidence.

This position calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal candidate often has a tendency to take charge and be the leader of a group.

Decisiveness: Reflects how confident someone is in accepting the risk of making a decision in a timely fashion using what information is available at the time.

This position calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal candidate is typically not afraid to take risks and make quick decisions when they have adequate information.

Acumen: Tendency to use logic and objective information in decision-making process.

A Retail Manger position calls for people that display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate prefers to base their decisions on factual information rather than intuition.

Influence:  Tendency to focus activities on persuading others to follow or work with them in attaining objectives.

This position calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal candidate is highly skilled at building a network of supportive contacts.

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