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Do You Care About Job Fit?

Do you care about your talents? Then, be sure to match their profile with the profile of the job.

You will increase the chances and probability for them becoming high potential.

Getting up every morning with the desire to go to work to move forward and finish current projects is one of the main drivers for a fulfilling professional life. Indeed, a good job fit enables employees to gauge their productivity and be satisfied in their day-to-day work life.  In addition, they will be team-players, with high yield, high morale and efficiency.

On the contrary, a poor fit job means their job is not matching with their current strengths and qualities even so they have required skills. Imagine, you have a sales person who has required skills to be an IT guy then for an organizational matter you transfer him to the IT department. He would most be unsatisfied; a sales person is a relationship builder, is a people’s person receiving his gratification through customer interaction.

In the workplace, there are two styles of poor job fit employee:

  • The new hired employee which his/her strengths and desires don’t fit with his new job. According to a study by Leadership IQ, 46% of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months, while only 19% will achieve.
  • Long term employee who is seeing his role evolved within the company however his strengths and skills don’t fit anymore.

Consequently, it leads to resignation and high turnover. To name a few signs of warning from a poor-job-fit resignation: sudden non-existent or slow improvement, longer time to complete given tasks, looking bored, stressed, upset, frustrated, loss of engagement.

How to ensure a better job fit when hiring new employee?

Step 1: Define better needs of the job such as qualities, behaviours and qualifications required.

Step 2: Match the profile of the person to the profile of the job.

Step 3: Open the feedback channels to decipher his/her feelings regarding his job. Better job fit for every employee transforms to  happiness and happiness translates itself to effectiveness.