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The key element lost in this is cultural fit. Cultural fit is up
to 80 per cent of the success factor of an employee, yet
we see all too often interviews lasting a maximum of one
hour each, with a decision being made on this all too brief
We can all develop new skills, but to ensure a new hire is a good cultural
fit takes the use of some science. The science used in behavioural
assessments will ensure that you have a true insight into a person's
characteristics, both in line with the potential role, and also based on the
fit to your organisation's culture.
Through decades of assisting clients, Drake has developed a
behavioural assessment technology called Drake P3 --- an easy-to-use
software and internet-based assessment system. This technology is
designed to chart and match an employee's personalities and working
styles to their ideal work environments. By combining behavioural
characteristics and job-related abilities, skills, experience and education,
Drake P3 can increase the success of recruiting and retaining the
The P3 assessment isn't just used for hiring. The P3 gives managers
feedback on what management style a person will respond to. For
example, one person might need a bit more feedback to perform at their
best while another might like to be just given a task and left to run with it.
This is what one of our many clients has to say:
"We usually conduct first and second interviews and then we request
our shortlisted applicant/s undergo the Drake P3 assessment.
"We have used this enough so that we now have a profile of what a
successful candidate looks like --- we review the applicant/s against
"Sometimes someone's most natural style is not quite how they appear
in the interview".
For further information contact Kayleen Hernan at Drake International,
Albury, on (02) 6023 7222. www.drakeintl.com
Many organisations approach
recruitment as a reactive
transaction: when a person resigns
or the business is growing. This
focuses on the skills needed to
complete a particular role.
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