The Key To Assimilation

In recent years, there has been a turn for the worse in the job market. The pool of qualified candidates is shrinking. At the same time, you are looking for an employee to fit in with the rest of your team, making the pool of candidates even smaller.

The last thing you want to do is just hire the next person your interview. You may be desperate to fill the gap in your staff now, but the cost of filling the spot might be too high. If the hire doesn’t work out, time and resources are wasted training the employee when you could be looking for a better one. The cost of turnover is generally 100%- 300% of the replaced employee’s base salary.

When was the last time you looked at your hiring process? What are you really looking for? Are you focusing on skills, knowledge, and ability?

Consider this:

  • Good attitude
  • Adaptability
  • Behavioral

A willingness to learn the position and good attitude can in many cases supersede the value of other qualifications. Identifying behavioral characteristics can tell you more about a person’s suitability than their skills knowledge and ability can. Anyone can learn the necessary skills for a position, but behaviors are behaviors.

This will allow the rookie to better assimilate with your team and become what you were searching for in a good fit. Employees with a good fit in your team have increased productivity and performance levels overall.

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