Are you in HR or recruiting? A business owner or manager? If you’re currently hiring, you know there’s not a shortage of applicants, especially as we’re grappling with the economic effects of COVID-19.
In fact, recent figures show that 47% of small businesses are experiencing troubles finding talent. So, what’s happening? Is it an internal issue or are we lacking in talent as a nation?
Our personality profiling tool aims to fix this, but more on that later.
Take the time to explore the type of person you’re looking for, beyond their CV. As recruiters, we need to go deeper than making decisions based on what’s ‘on paper’ to determine the archetype of the ideal candidate.
First, it’s important to understand which personality traits you’re after, now more than ever. Then, you can clearly articulate these requirements in the job listing and interviews.
What characteristics do you need? You can’t teach talent and personality, but you can develop skills. Avoid short-lived employees and making wrong decisions by focusing on the personality fit.
Tick’s easy to use personality tools can help you identify who your candidates really are, not what they’ve done.
But the skills-job match isn’t just isolated to small business. The proportion of university graduates landing full-time employment has dropped to 72.9% (from 85.2%) in the past decade. A survey revealed that 23% of unemployed graduates said there were no suitable jobs in their area of expertise.
Could this be part of the issue for people matching candidates to jobs? Is it possible nearly 1/4 of recent graduates looking for work are applying for positions that their skills (and interests) don’t match? Maybe.
While this touches on greater societal issues that need to be addressed on a higher level, it does serve as a lesson for both employers and job seekers – to know what person (or what job) you need to be looking for.
This is what the Tick personality and career testing tools are designed for.
If you’re applying for jobs, use our tools to learn about the positions that match your personality, style of working and career aspirations. The same approach can be adopted by employers. By determining the personality type of each applicant, you can quickly see whether they’re an attitudinal or cultural fit.
You can still measure performance and place emphasis on the details in their CV. But for the longevity of employees, you can’t ignore personalities.