Testing for skills today when searching for employees is easy with all of the skills and aptitude evaluations available. But, identifying future employees that have the right attitude to fit the culture of your company is not as easy. Mark Murphy’s company, LeadershipIQ, is a global leadership training and research company that has compiled the following results after studying 5,247 hiring managers from 312 public, private and healthcare organizations. Collectively, these hiring managers hired more than 20,000 employees during the study period. The study found that 46% of new hires will fail within 18 months, while only 19% will achieve success.
Recruiters at SUPERIORHIRE, the best of women-owned staffing agencies, are certified in the training course “Hiring for Attitude” and use the skills they were taught to identify the culture and personality of their clients’ workplace, then identify candidates that match and fit into that culture. If only 11% of employees fail because of the lack of sufficient skills to perform the work they were hired to do, then coach-ability, emotional intelligence, motivation and temperament are the traits that we can use to separate the top performers from the low performers. These traits should be identified during the interview process. Take a look at this Forbes article to learn how “Hiring for Attitude” is being applied to companies now.