An Effective Recruiting & Selection System Begins with a Job Benchmark
Businesses everywhere are competing for top talent, because Talent is the lifeblood to any organization. To succeed a business needs employees performing at their peak. Business are seeking better ways to secure the talent necessary for success. But what talent does a job require for superior performance?
Every Job Has a Voice
The behaviors and skills needed for a job, along with the motivations to get the job done, are easily found...if you are willing to listen to the job. Only the JOB has the answer, so let the job speak. The job may not shout its requirements, but if you listen carefully, it will communicate the skills needed to perform the job.
But Will We Listen?
The problem is most of the time we are so busy, or we have such a strong personal opinion about the position, we fail to listen to what the job is actually saying. It is easy to turn a deaf ear to what the job is saying that we miss the essentials needed for top performance.
There are four obstacles to the Job Benchmarking process, which stand in the way of a business hiring the right talent.
Obstacles to Effective Job Benchmarking:
- The Job is not allowed to speak
- Personal biases distract from what the Job is saying
- The wrong benchmark is used
- The tools are not the right tool for the job
Depending on the benchmarking tool used**, you can quickly determine the behaviors, values, personal skills and task preferences required for superior performance. TTI’s job benchmarking process makes it easy to remove common biases often associated with the hiring process.
Instead, factual data based on job requirements provide a solid foundation for coaching and hiring success!
TTI’s patented job benchmarking process enables businesses to assess the job and talent to find the best job fit.
The Job Benchmarking Process
TTI’s patented job benchmarking process is a unique and effective solution because it benchmarks a specific job, not the people in the job. To do this, we let the job talk through an interactive process and job assessment. With the expertise of our impartial Job Benchmarking facilitators, the the job benchmarking process serves as a catalyst to pealing back the biases and positioning your business to more effectively hire top talent.
Identify the Job to be Benchmarked
It is important to understand why the job exists, how success in the job is measured, the history of the position and how it fits the company’s strategy.
Identify Subject Matter Experts
Subject Matter Experts are people within the organization that have a direct connection to the job and use their expertise to create the job benchmark.
Define the Key Accountabilities
Subject Matter Experts let the job talk and define the position’s key accountabilities, or critical goals and key business successes the job is accountable for.
Prioritize and Weigh Key Accountabilities
The Subject Matter Experts rank the key accountabilities by importance and time requirements.
Respond to the Job Assessment Individually
Based on the key accountabilities, each Subject Matter Expert responds to the job assessment, providing their input on performance requirements of the job.
Review the Multiple Respondent Report
Based on a unique analysis, the Multiple Respondent Report combines the input of all Subject Matter Experts to create a benchmark for the job that lists the job requirements in each category measured.
Compare Talent to the Job Benchmark
A talent assessment on the same scale as the job will identify the characteristics an individual will bring to the job, allowing you to easily determine the best job fit and identify coaching opportunities.
Discuss the Results & Implementation Strategy
Within the framework of a company’s overall selection process, effective hiring decisions can be made and productivity can begin immediately.
Job Benchmarking Tools
Say It! Communications, a proud distributor of TTI’s assessments, offers many benchmarking tools to ensure the best job fit. Our impartial Job Benchmarking facilitators will provide insight and expertise to help you determine the best solution.
Download Job Benchmarking Product Sheets (PDF)
Learn how job benchmarking can lay a foundation for your company's success and contact Brent Wells, an Assessment Specialist, at 888-448-4223.
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Caution! There are many assessments or “personality profile” tools available on the market. There are many price points and the qualitative differences are quite significant. Personality is way too complex to be measured by an assessment, which should be cause for concern for those seeking well researched and EEOC compliant tools.
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