DESP… Pick the Right Employee

ESPMany organizations use various tools and techniques for identifying their talent pipeline. Some use a “nomination approach,” while others use traditional tools such as a performance and potential matrix, a tool used by managers to identify high-performing individuals who are potential promotion candidates, creating lists of probable candidates.

DESP: A New Approach to Traditional Succession Planning Models

We suggest that a more comprehensive and objective approach with four key components, or “pillars,” will provide the rigor and discipline to produce a solid and fluid pipeline of talent. The “four pillars” are the critical components to be considered with any strategy.

Each has its own set of contributing factors, and collectively they produce a solid foundation for execution. We refer to this as the “DESP” model.

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New Tech to Manage Hiring

new tech tool to manage hiring

They say data is king. He who gathers and uses the data the best wins, no matter what the goal. So if your goal is to hire the best suited person for the job, are you optimizing your data?

For the last twenty years, the HR solutions for hiring used slow, inefficient processes to choose the right job candidates. Other departments, such as book keeping, sales and customer service evolved from using static, standalone contact systems to more sophisticated automatic systems. These new systems cut down on tedious entry work and added efficiencies and greater performance. They free up labor to perform more personal and human tasks allowing for better customer and prospect engagement and tighter financial performance.

Yet, HR talent acquisition remained limited to software filled with old data that required manual updating and was difficult to use. Time and space were being taken up with paper application or slow digital storing and sorting processes. With these systems, 80 percent of a recruiter’s time was typically spent performing low-level mindless tasks.

However, hiring and development of good talent is getting a boost from more sophisticated data management. Forward thinking companies are now utilizing more sophisticated software systems that use data science and predictive analytics to alleviate the menial work.

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New Role of HR Manager- HSM

New Role of HR Manager- HSM

Hiring and development of good talent is getting a boost from sophisticated talent data management. Forward thinking companies are now utilizing more sophisticated software systems that use automation, data science and predictive analytics to optimize talent decisions while increasing efficiency in talent management processes. This new breed of “smart” hiring software is fueling an emerging category called hiring success management (HSM).

As HSM becomes more prevalent and computers take over much of the routine side of recruiting, some industry watchers have expressed concern that recruiters’ roles would become obsolete. In fact, the opposite is true.

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Tranquil Inertia

tranquil inertia

Do you have a place you go to relax? Get away from work, stress, commitments? Disengage? That’s tranquil inertia.

Paradox theory in Harrison Job Suitability Assessments identifies “tranquil inertia” as part of the Paradox for “Motivation”. Self-Motivation and Stress Management may seem to be contrary traits, however when a high intensity exists in both traits you reach an area of “Poised Achievement”.

However, if your preference for self-motivation is low and your stress management is high, you probably operate routinely in tranquil inertia. When the preference to achieve is greater than your ability to manage stress, you may develop an underlying desire to have a respite from your hard work, in other words you seek a place of Tranquil Inertia.

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Using a Job Suitability Assessment

using a job suitability assessment

There are many types of assessments and each has its own purpose.

A critical consideration in selecting an assessment is to use an assessment that fits your purpose. If you are attempting to hire, develop, promote, and retain talent, the assessments must produce reports that are related to the requirements of the job.

If you use a job suitability assessment, there are several important factors which make the assessment useful. These include:

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