When Does Fit Trump Experience in the Hiring Process?

Talentsorter StaffHiring for Fit

It’s no secret that “fit” is one of the most important characteristics to assess when evaluating potential new hires. Here at TalentSorter.com, we believe so strongly in the value of measuring fit first, we built an entire platform designed to help hiring managers do just that.  But should fit ever trump experience? Let’s be clear; the ideal candidate should be … Read More

Hiring a Senior Accountant? Here’s Your Ideal Candidate According to Behavioral Science

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Assessment Tools, Hiring for Fit, Hiring Tips, HR, Ideal Candidate Report, Recruitment, Recruitment Tools

This is the ninth 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 … Read More

Today’s Top HR Challenge: Attracting The Best Talent Is More than a Full Time Job

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Interaction, Engagement, Hiring for Fit, Hiring Tips, Recruitment

It requires a shift of mindset. Today, attracting dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic employees is more of a challenge than ever before. Millennials, and increasing numbers of all other working-age generations, are not interested in just getting a job. They won’t even settle for just a career. And it isn’t all about money, either. The HR game has become much more … Read More

Why CFOs and CEOs Need to Put Real Value on Their Most Critical Asset – People

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Assessment Tools, Engagement, Hiring for Fit

Too many leaders and managers view things like performance reviews as an exercise in “compliance with HR policy” and not as a task to do because it is simply good business! The job of every single leader is to manage for performance, engage employees, and retain the best people. Something is still missing in our core thinking around people: we … Read More

Are Your Employees Looking Forward to Going to Work on Monday?

Talentsorter StaffEmployee Assessment Tools, Engagement, HR

Well, are they? Do you know? I think it is a great question to ask employees reporting to you! It allows you to check on employee engagement more often, it’s easy to do, and it transforms disengagement into an opening for a constructive conversation. This question is a useful tactic for fostering the environment of continual communication that is so … Read More

The Noise About Engagement

Talentsorter StaffEngagement, HR, Statistics

The more ‘engaged’ the team, the greater the likelihood that the team will go out of their way to achieve their objectives. This direct cause-and-effect relationship is at play in your business today; the only question is whether it is helping or hindering your results. Gallup first tripped across the predictive value of employee commitment fifteen years ago in the … Read More

Hire for Fit or Forget Employee Engagement

Talentsorter StaffEngagement, Statistics

Hiring employees for fit is quite possibly the most essential business need today. You may think that statement is too bold, but consider how central your people are to every single part of your business. Your employees are the ones who create positive (or negative) team environments, boost customer loyalty (or not), choose to put in their discretionary effort (or … Read More

Still Not Convinced Engagement Makes a Difference in Performance?

Talentsorter StaffEngagement, Statistics

It is tempting to dismiss the mass of statistical evidence supporting the importance of engagement. After all, we are just a small business in relation to these massive global studies. You may be surprised to learn what one mining company found. You have by now no doubt have read numerous articles here and elsewhere about employee engagement and the payoff … Read More