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Making the Case for Job Fit

Posted by Vy Huynh on Nov 19, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Is your organization plagued by substandard employee productivity? Do you depend on your employees to be motivated and engaged in their work? How can you improve productivity in the workplace so that you can maximize your bottom line?

Your employees are the most valuable asset to your organization. Keeping them engaged and motivated is the key to a successful, highly productive workforce. While some employees produce to their highest capability regardless of the incentive, others need an occasional jump-start. When handled effectively, the result can be greater productivity and increased employee morale.

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Unfortunately, many organizations don't understand how to get the most out their employees. They are under constant pressure to increase productivity, profitability, and revenue growth, which often overshadows the importance of how an unbalanced workforce can negatively affect corporate performance.

There is no greater tragedy in business than putting competent employees into jobs in which they are destined to fail. When good people are put into jobs to which they do not fit, their potential is wasted and employee productivity decreases. Drive the overall performance of your organization by coaching employees to develop the skills they need to be better at what they do.

Job fit is the single most important factor in job success. Yet, many employers overlook job match when allocating human capital. The classic example of a poor job fit is when a company picks its best salesperson to be a sales manager and then finds that he or she is less successful, happy, or productive in the new position. The qualities that make a great salesperson are different from those of a great sales manager. It is the extremely rare individual that can do both well.

America’s Most Productive Companies are more likely to make good use of their employees’ abilities than other companies. AMPC standouts from Acadia Pharmaceuticals to Verizon Communications know the core behaviors, capabilities, and interests of their employees and make strong efforts to place them into jobs in which they best fit.

Job fit has multiple dimensions — fit with a job, fit with a manager, fit with a team, fit with an organization. Effective job fit can be identified based on an understanding of a person's core characteristics and how those characteristics impact things like employee productivity, relationships with managers, and ability to work within a team.

Job fit is an invaluable tool for increasing employee productivity in the workplace. You start by leveraging information about employees to create custom coaching recommendations on job fit. Coaching solutions then help to increase an employee's success within the organization, improve their working relationship with their boss, and increase their effectiveness as a team member. What makes job fit one of the best tools is its ability to provide a wealth of useful information about individual employees to their managers.

Job fit technology is the most advanced, state-of-the-art solution available today for measuring human potential and predicting job performance. Using job fit as a key part of your system for increasing employee productivity, you will be able to emulate America’s Most Productive Companies and uncover why some of your employees perform at extraordinary levels, while others who appear to be equally qualified, are only average performers. Placing the right people in the right positions will make a positive impact within your organization.

Source: Profiles International

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Topics: Workplace Management, Training and Development in Business, Effective Hiring, job fit

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