you tired of all the Search Firms telling you that they can produce
better people? At Hudson Associates, LLC we will not make that claim.
Most firms are searching the same talent base. Our motto is "If
you want to hire superior people, first you must define superior performance."
has a need to hire superior people, don't they? Then why do so many
hiring decisions yield employees who are average performers at best,
and terrible employees at worst?
the case of these less-than-stellar-outcomes, perhaps there's an underlying
cause. Too many hiring managers create job descriptions that are really
laundry lists of candidate "requirements." When these lists
drive the interview process, hiring results suffer. The selection
process becomes focused on what the candidates must "have"
to get the job, instead of what the candidates must "do"
once they're on the job. It's difficult to hire superior performers
in these scenarios, because there's been no definition of what superior
performance actually is.
will help you define superior performance... how will we do that?
a list of the top 5-8 things a person must do to be successful on
Take a look at your current job description in light of the list
you've created, and convert each "having" requirement
into an action oriented "doing" task.
Put these deliverable tasks into priority order.
Add supporting objectives.
S.M.A.R.T. turn each task into a S.M.A.R.T.
Hudson Associates, LLC we will assist you in knowing
how to define superior performance. You will be much more likely to
hire superior performers as you go through the selection process. After
all, isn't it easier to define something when you can describe what
you are looking for?