As anyone who has ever tried to walk a mile in shoes that were too tight can attest, nothing hurts more than a bad fit.
That’s especially true when the bad fit is a person slotted into a job to which they are not suited.
Like the uncomfortable shoe, on the surface you think this will work. The shoe goes on and is designed for walking. It may be well-polished and stylishly presented; it may be smart and new.
In the same vein, the job candidate is skilled for the position at hand, is well-polished and well-presented. He or she is smart (IQ tests confirmed that) and a real breath of fresh air in the areas of eagerness and energy.
But within a fairly short time on the job, the poor fit becomes obvious. This is not the fault of the person or the job, or the human resources professional. Nobody can ever truly observe all the subtleties of life that proclaim one person a “good fit” and another a spur in the heel of the organization. Often you just have to try the person on, like a shoe, and walk with him or her for a while before you get a real feel for how things will go.
Some people fit perfectly, like they were custom-made for the job. These are the people who fall into the rare two percent in every company who drive 98 percent of its impact. Others fit reasonably well and appear as if they will grow into a perfect fit. Some are a little awkward but there is hope they will stretch to fit their role.
Here are three non-traditional methods of helping to secure the right fit in your next job candidate:
For more information on finding the “right fit” among your job candidates, contact SkyPrep today!