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Candidate Profiling

“Great vision without great people is irrelevant” – Jim Collins

Finding the right candidate for for a role is a tricky business. Few things are more costly than hiring the wrong person.

All too often the interview process involves response bias – candidates giving the answers that they think will land the role. How is an interviewer to know which answers are genuine and which are the candidate telling us what they think we want to hear? It becomes challenging to determine from a candidates behaviour in the interview room how they will actually behave once in the role.

Research has shown there is a link between the language people use and how they are likely to behave in a specific context. The Language and Behaviour profile (LAB) gives the practitioner the ability to ask certain questions and predict likely future behaviour from the language the candidate uses in their answer. Because this is based on the the structure and language rather than the content of the answer it  removes “response bias”. Even when candidates are giving you the answer they think you want, how they structure the sentence will give an insight into their thinking patterns.

As a certified LAB practitioner Michael can spend time with your shortlisted candidates to determine where they sit on a range of factors including:

  • Attention to detail vs ability to think big picture
  • Prefernce for team vs independent working style
  • People or task focus
  • Response to stress
  • Ability to spot mistakes vs create opportunities
  • Openness to feedback
  • Focus on procedures vs creativity

And once you have selected the right candidate we can give you insight on how they will be most effectively managed based on their profile.

Michael is also certified in other profiling tools including DiSC and Tetramap.

Contact us now to talk about how to make your recruitment process more robust through the language and behaviour profile.

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