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Enjoy what you are doing and you will never have to work another day again!

 
Bored worker shutterstock 258018149Most people will have heard the saying above and this seems to be the case because research shows that workers who 
enjoy what they are doing, do more of it compared to those that might be doing what they consider to be dull or boring.  This of course will come as no surprise go most people!

This research carried out by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business suggests that as much focus needs to be paid to internal motivators for example the type of work that a person likes to do, as the external motivators such as pay and benefits.

Emotionally intelligent leaders and managers know that the key to productivity is engaging your employees in the business and their work and that relates to people doing the sort of task/jobs that they enjoy in an environment that is purposeful and where they feel valued.
 
It's also important to know that many people are not totally aware of exactly what motivates them. This was demonstrated during the study when workers were asked to choose between doing a dull but more highly paid task compared to doing a much more enjoyable but lower paid task.  Most people chose the higher paying less enjoyable task but after a period of time they were asked about their response and most people regretted the choice that they had made.  

To find out what triggers the motivation of the person you're interviewing you can ask questions from the Language and Behaviour (LAB) profile, these simple questions will help you to establish whether the role is right for the individual or not and provide you an insight into whether certain tasks within the role are likely to get done easily or not. 

Want to know how to ask these questions or know more about Emotionally Intelligent Leadership? Just give us a call on 07795 342329 

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Taking the risk out of recruitment

Recruitment has inherent risks and considering what is at stake, many adopt a rather relaxed approach to the employment process. If businesses are lucky, recruiting the wrong person simply has financial implications - losing money on agency fees, advertising costs and the investment of time. 

Wolf in sheeps clothing Small web sizeI was recently made aware of a case involving a new Sales Director. The selected candidate remained with the business for eight challenging months and when the dust had settled following their departure, the company analysed the cost implication which came to a staggering £121,000. At first glance, this appears to be farfetched but when broken down into recruitment costs and agency commission fees of £13,000, employment costs including salary, NIC and pension costs for eight months of £41,000, combined with the loss of profit on anticipated sales of £67,000 – then it is totally plausible. 
So how can businesses reduce the risk when recruiting?

The first and one of the most import steps is a ‘benchmark profile’ of the job. A suitable candidate cannot be expected to be found without analysing the position to be filled. 

By using assessments as part of the selection process, in addition to the more traditional CV, interview and references route – will not only help reduce risk in the process but also increase the likely success of the candidate in the role. Psychometric assessments are not some ‘dark art’ – they are a tried and tested method that can deliver positive results. Assessments elicit information about a candidate that cannot be obtained through the traditional interview process and add a logical, unemotional element which allow companies to compare candidates to find the best ‘fit’ for the role.

Of course, getting the right assessment is important and no one assessment fits every requirement which is why we have a range – from a short ‘step one survey’ which measures, personal integrity, substance abuse, reliability and work ethic to the more in-depth assessment which measures ability, behavioural traits and motivational interest. 


To find out how Success Train can support your recruitment requirements - call Jackie Casey on 01384 402592
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