While a resume tells you a lot about an individual it does not tell you whether they will succeed in a role and how their personality will fit in your organization. At DeepTalent we set out to find a way to identify the intrinsic motivations that drive people. We first started by developing a survey that covered the commonly recognized strengths that are associated with being good at various job roles:
Personality Types & Preferences:
Works Best Alone
Works Best In Group
After taking the survey, candidates are then compared against the average within the company to see whether they are correct for the role, a good fit for the organization, or adding some strength in an area that is currently poorly represented.
This profile can easily tell us in what areas Bill is naturally inclined to excel. If the role were project manager his inclination to learn quickly and be highly organized would make him an excellent candidate.
As employees take the survey the system can build a strengths radar composed of an average of the entire company.
The use of strengths based mapping tools is not new and has been around for years. Various personality assessments are also used to make sure that candidates being recruited fit the correct profile of integrity and a strong work ethic. These tools are an adjunct to the traditional models of relying on education and work history alone to determine the fit of a candidate for a role.