Getting the Right "Fit"


Some people love him; others hate him. Regardless of one's political views, it is clear that Donald Trump is changing the tone and landscape of political campaigns. For the next 14 months, presidential candidates of all stripes will seek to convince the American public that they are the right person for the job. Countless hours will be dedicated to stump speeches, rallies, and debates. Hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent on advertisements and marketing. All with the same goal--convince Americans that "I am the right person for the job."

Finding the right person for the job is critical in business as well. Jim Collins, in his book  Good to Great argues that the best companies focus on finding the  right people and getting them in the right positions. Hiring and placing the  right people is imperative to your organization.  A bad hire can cost as much as five times a person's annual compensation.
RightPath advises clients to match objective information about a position's requirements with a candidate's hard-wired behaviors. Does the job require someone who is warm, outgoing and engaging? Or detail-oriented and methodical? Research has shown that matching the requirements for a job with a person's hard-wired behavior can  increase hiring accuracy to up to 75%.



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