The Science and Art of Placing Top Talent

The Science:

Experience + Skills + EI + Culture Match = A Great Hire

The Art:

Experience and Skills are fairly easy to find, given the right network. Emotional Intelligence and matching and individual to the right company culture is all in the ArtofSearch.

For al types of organizations , culture and engagement is a huge trend. If there is a great match productivity and profitability increases.

When looking for top talent for a client the first thing to do is get to know your client. Their technology, their competitive landscape, and how they envision their future.  However, you really need to get  to know them, what comprises their unique culture. What unique set of beliefs, values and behaviors dictate how they work together and handle outside business transactions. Once there is a strong understanding of what motivates everyone and how structured or unstructured the company it is time to move on to team dynamics and then to understanding the unique set of skills for the role and what the mission of that role is. This information dictates the experience needed.

At this point it is time to create a profile of the ideal candidate matching experience, skills and culture. As a student of Emotional Intelligence I am always looking for those with a strong sense of self awareness along with other factors I know predict success for a particular role.

I love job boards, social networking sites and any of the various tools that help us locate great and applicable talent. However finding a resume which indicates skills and experience is not finding a “fit”. This is where the art of matching client culture, values and mission to the person with the skills and experience and the same mental attitude comes in. It takes time, it takes relationship building and it takes the experience of a trained search professional.

Call me today to find out how we will find the right person for your company! 

Irene: 925-786-3110