Job Matching Overview

The science behind behavioral tools was perfected almost a hundred years ago, but it is only with the advent of the Internet that they have become more accessible and, therefore, much easier to use.

Until that development, managers wanting to use behavioral assessment tools to make their organizations more effective had to use consultants to debrief the reports on individuals within their company. Now it is as simple as giving out a URL and getting back a comprehensive report that doesn’t need a consulting fee to understand.

Job Benchmark

In this first step, the goal is to identify the soft skills the job requires -- if the job could talk, what would it say? We hire for hard skills and fire for lack of soft skills – hire people for what they know and fire them (eventually) for who they turn out to be.

Assess the Talent of Candidates

Once your screening process has identified candidates you think meet your profile, you need to assess the top three to five you have found.

Different people behave differently, and these behaviors can block effective communication.

The Four Critical Steps to Hiring

  • Establish the Profile

    Make sure that you know what talent you are trying to hire. Start from scratch and take time to define the job rather than rushing and simply rehiring the person that you are replacing.    

    The Time Edge



  • Develop the Process

    Successful hiring depends on having real choices. Write advertisements that will attract a large pool of candidates and have a process so that heavy response levels don’t stretch your resources    .

    The Time Edge

  • Grade Candidates

    You can’t afford to rush the selection process. You need to have an effective screening process and evaluate candidate skills carefully in relation to the job profile you established.

    Edge Business Essentials

  • Evaluate and Execute

    It is essential to have a robust interviewing process. You need to have candidates interviewed thoroughly and then check references and do background checks.

    The Alternative Board