Jobs and Individuals: Chicken Or Egg?
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...all the new posts required in the reorganisation, as objectively as possible;
- agreeing an ideal Candidate Profile for each new job;
- determining the ‘Emerging Core Competencies’ — ie the personal skills and qualities that may determine an exceptional performer in the post you have in mind — preferably through a Competency Mapping exercise....
... Remember? — you aren’t looking to replicate what you have had, but what you are going to need! (“If we always do what we always did — we’ll surely get what we always got!”);
- assessing all your prospective candidates against these requirements, objectively and neutrally, preferably through a formal Assessment Centre. Objective competency-mapping exercises, ethical psychometric profiling and professionally-observed work-based exercises are all invaluable aids here to assist in this.
Jeremy Thorn is the author of ‘115 Essential Tips for Effective Recruitment’, and related Tips Booklets on Pricing Strategy, Negotiation and Presentation Skills. He is also the prize winning author of ‘Developing Your Career in Management’, ‘How to Negotiate Better Deals’ and ‘The First-Time Sales Manager’ which have been published internationally.