Hiring for Competencies (VIDEO)
The world of work is changing rapidly and affecting both employees and the managers who must find the “right fit” in the hiring process. Many of us feel overworked as we constantly strive to complete projects faster in the name of “efficiency.”
But this can lead to a major recruitment dilemma: when you’re in a hurry to fill a job opening, it’s often tempting to hire “anyone” to do the job. But this reactive strategy is done at your own peril!
Instead of striving to fill the job with “any warm body,” it’s critical that candidates are interviewed by focusing on the fit between their competencies and the job’s duties and responsibilities.
If you’re a job candidate, understanding this pervasive switch to competency-based hiring will drastically change the way that you prepare for a job interview.
In this 2-minute video, I offer 3 quick tips to help you understand the role of competencies in the hiring process.
HINT: If you’re a job candidate who needs help preparing for a job interview, please check out my on-demand eCourses om interviewing by clicking on the “Job and Career Change eCourses” tab of this blog.
Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning company focused on techniques to eliminate the 5 workplace stressors that create and sustain burnout: Job Change, Organizational Change, Work-Life Imbalance, Poor Leadership and Management, and Ineffective Human Resources. An entrepreneur for over 25 years, author, keynote speaker, blogger, career coach, university professor, and researcher, you can see her “in action” in her TEDx Talk on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFkI69zJzLI. For more tips and ideas, please subscribe to her weekly “Success @ Work” eNewsletter at https://drgeripuleo.lpages.co/success-work-opt-in-page. To contact Dr. Puleo, please go to www.gapuleo.com.