The danger of a deeper recession is upon us. The lesson we all must learn and learn quickly (if we have not learned yet)... Companies must do more with fewer resources than ever before. Companies cannot afford to have Talent that is not adding more value that it costs on a more consistent basis.
The competitive landscape is going to continue to demand accountability for results. In fact, I believe the workplace performance "drum beat" is going to only beat more loudly.
It has to.
If your team or company has the wrong employee team member(s) being subsidized throught the efforts of high Job Fit Talent, you are at a potentially extreme competitive disadvantage. Your competition may have better Talent and as a result, better margins that enable them to survive when you may not be able to because of your low Job Fit Talent.
- If you are a manufacturer, the right Talent is more productive - more product is produced by employees who match the Job well.
- In sales, the right Sales People will sell more if they fit the Job well.
These are two "duh" statements yet many companies do not know of or believe in using validated pre-employment personality profiles as part of their employee selection process.
The competitive landscape of tomorrow is going to be won via Human Capital - companies purposefully-selecting the best Talent will win and win big.
Employee selection without a validated personality profile instruments is guessing and guessing is just plain wrong - especially in today's uncertain economic environment. It blows my mind that there are managers and Human Resources decision makers who are hiring Talent because their gut tells them the person in front of them has what it takes.
Human bias and arrogance are extraordinarily expensive problems.