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For the third year in a row, VisionSpark was a proud Gold Level sponsor of the 2021 EOS® Conference, which took place in Houston Texas from April 29-30.
The People Analyzer is an EOS® tool used to clarify if you have the right people in the right seats.
With the team members’ names in the left column and your company’s core values across the top, leaders rate each team member with a +, +- or – to indicate their adherence to that particular core value.
This scoring method gives you a clearer picture as to how closely your team members fit your culture.
What do you do with this information?
That was the topic of discussion during Alec Broadfoot’s 2021 EOS® pre-conference workshop on April 28 in Houston, Texas.
With Author and Leadership Coach Mary Pat Knight, Alec presented, “The People Analyzer…Now What?” which gave the audience practical techniques for dealing with The People Analyzer tool outcomes.
Here are the takeaways of what was discussed…
Takeaway #1: Know Who You are Hiring
There are four types of employees/candidates:
Your Stars are the top performers in your company. They improve productivity, grow revenue and earn automatic trust. You would clone them if you could, as they serve as a role model for the rest of your team. Invest in them, engage them, and pay attention to their ideas so they don’t get swept up by your competition.
Puppies share your core values, but don’t have the knowledge or experience to perform the way you want. So like real puppies, they are messy. Invest in them through mentorship, culture and leadership training, and they will be your future Stars.
Enemies have the skillset to do the job and provide tremendous value to your company, but they don’t share your core values. They are the ones you lose sleep over, because the ripple effects of their actions are a detriment to your company. Put them on your Issues List, and coach them up, or coach them out.
Neither productive nor possessing your core values, rats are a cancer to your company. They are the wrong people in the wrong seat. It’s sometimes hard for a Visionary to identify the rats because they scurry when the light shines on them. But tools like the Scorecard and Accountability Chart can flush them out, because rats don’t like to be held accountable.
Takeaway #2: Diffuse the Drama Triangle
If you spend all of your time trying to “fix” people, you end up falling into one of the three roles:
In your frustration, you criticize the problem, bring it to everyone’s attention, but won’t take action to exit an employee who is not measuring up to the People Analyzer.
You feel fooled, used, or taken advantage of by the problem situation. You feel sorry for yourself, think the world is conspiring against you, and believe there are no good employees to hire.
You think you can swoop in and rehabilitate the rats and enemies into productive, valuable puppies or stars.
These roles cause drama in your organization, so steer away from becoming any of them. What you really need to do is step out of the villain, victim and hero roles, and step into a leadership role.
Takeaway #3: Use an Assessment
The best time to fire a marginal or poor performer is during the interview process, and an assessment can help identify them before you hire them (and identify the stars, too!).
The Achiever Assessment is a multi-faceted assessment for every employee at any level in your organization. It creates a comprehensive profile by measuring six cognitive learning skills correlated with 10 personality dimensions.
In addition to the Assessment, there are a few other steps to finding the right person for the right seat in your company: List your core values in the Position Profile, work your core values into your interview questions, and ask for references.
If you would like to learn more about this year’s Conference for Companies running on EOS®, the People Analyzer tool, or what to do with the information it identifies, contact VisionSpark. We can help you Hire with Confidence™!