We help businesses tackle employee challenges big and small through an in-depth, scientifically-backed understanding of their people. We believe when you have the best-fitting people in the best-fitting roles, you’re bound to succeed.
Hiring, Selecting & Onboarding
The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result. Yet, when it comes to successfully attracting, selecting, and onboarding the best-fitting candidates, businesses seem to double down on the same old selection and interview techniques.
The cost of a bad-hire can equal up to 30% of the annual salary of a position (according to the US Labor Board). Other sources quote multiples of 5X or 10X the salary! An accurate fit-gap analysis ensures you will select candidates who are the best fit for the role, work environment, and company culture. It allows managers to determine the best way to coach, train, and properly onboard specific employees so they will hit the ground running.
Although implementing any amount of rigor and methodology into your hiring processes can lead to lower hiring failure rates, it’s important to consider factors that reach far beyond anything you would see on a resume or be able to pick up in an interview.
Organizations with a highly-engaged workforce have managers who are highly invested in understanding and supporting their employees’ individual drives and needs. With good management comes an electric company culture devoid of misunderstanding and misalignment.
Look inward. The path to employee engagement and lower turnover all starts with self-awareness.
The better employees are managed, the better they feel. Clear and consistent communication is critical to employee engagement, but interactions should go beyond hard-skills into their softer areas. Good managers take the time to get to know their employees on a personal level and foster an environment where it is safe to communicate, share ideas, and challenge one another. The best managers identify and focus on their employees’ superpowers to help them grow stronger. Every employee has different drives and needs. It’s up to managers to realize that different communication, motivation, and management techniques should be tailored to the needs of each employee.
Celebration of workplace diversity empowers team members to focus on what makes themselves great without awkward interactions and miscommunication. When you understand what’s causing someone to behave a certain way, you are more accepting of your differences and you can focus on the things that really matter; like driving your business.
Many teams have bad management, poor communication processes, and lack established roles, responsibilities, and a sense of purpose. Creating a company culture worthy of high-performance teams requires an environment free of judgment with open communication among team members. Employees need to feel encouraged to challenge others, exert their influence, share their ideas, and hold each other accountable. Developing this kind of company culture, and to cultivate this kind of high employee engagement requires leadership that is deeply invested in the success of the team, the problems they solve and the objectives they accomplish.
Leaders drive companies. They create and deliver on a vision and prepare for the future by developing tomorrow’s leaders.
What if I told you it’s possible to identify your employee’s natural behaviors and styles, how they engage with others, and how they respond to leadership dynamics. These insights allow you to groom high-potential (HiPo) employees, as well as engage and retain those who contribute the most to your company’s long term success.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could identify those who possess a natural ability to perform or lead but who may not be wearing it on their sleeve? As your business evolves, the raw talent and natural ability necessary to perform and lead in your workplace will too.
HIRE Consulting Services offers an entrepreneurial approach to the business of executive career transition coaching, behavior assessments, talent selection and executive search and recruiting—one that provides executives in transition and growing companies superior results, increased flexibility and better value.