Reference Project – Financial Institution
Alarge financial institution has made a mistake when hiring two employees who are experts in their field. Both hires matched all the technical skills, but one person didn’t fit into the team and the other couldn’t perform efficiently enough in the role. Therefore both hires had to leave the company after a short time. This has been a negative experience for the company, both financially and for team spirit.
The company has primarily focused on the technical skills of their candidates without considering how they would be able to put these into practice or checking how or if their personalities would fit into the culture of the organization.
Define the desired personality traits: which competencies, separate from the technical skills required, are essential within your company? Check these competencies within the recruitment process. For example, by assessing how candidates would put their expertise into practice through a case study or by obtaining phone references from former employers.
Personality questionnaire relating to professional behaviour
Structured Interview matching the chosen competencies
Practical case study as part of the hiring process
Structured guideline for phone references, including tips to relevant reference contact person