The Chemistry Group profiles five common office personalities that everyone should understand how to manage Alasdair Scott, occupational psychologist and business analyst at The Chemistry Group, provides a breakdown of some of the most common personality types in modern offices with advice on getting the best out of them and staying on their good side. […]
Dancing shouldn’t be top of the pops for recruiters.
Statement from Roger Philby, CEO of business consultancy The Chemistry Group.
“Currys making job candidates dance during job interviews is likely to be incredibly embarrassing and rightly so. While this is an extreme example, there are more and more companies making increasingly unorthodox requests during interviews under the misguided notion that they will provide valuable insights into the mind of the interviewee and present the company as a modern, fun, place to work.
These cringeworthy requests are more likely to embarrass interviewees and present the company as a den of bullies. Absolutely nothing of value can be gained.
Companies looking to perfect their recruitment process should focus on how candidates fare across the the following five areas, shown in order of importance:
Intellect: How quickly and accurately an individual takes in, retains and processes information
Values: The innate characteristics that define an individual’s behaviour at work
Motivations: What are those things that compel us to act in business? What does an individual like doing, and in what environment do they like doing it in?
Behaviours: What does an individual actually do (not what they can do). Behaviour is the external indicator of an individual’s Intellect, Values & Motivation
Experience: What an individual has done before (Actually the most unreliable predictor of future performance)
So, the moral of the story? Less dancing. More research-based decision making!”