The Positions Insights Profile works hand-in-hand with the Leading From Your Strengths Profile and the Successful Staffing Guide to give you what you need most: insight in inviting the right people to join your team. We help you clearly define a position, the strengths needed to fill it successfully, and identify strengths in the candidates who apply.
The questionnaire consists of 40 statements about the job. Each statement is followed by 6 boxes arranged as a continuum from “extensive” to “very limited.” Each committee member individually ranks one block at a time, in relation to their feedback about the job. Together, the committee gains a consensus about each statement and proceeds to the next block until all blocks are completed.
The Profile Report
The Positions Insights Profile includes the following:
- A graph of the behavioral profile of the position
- A written summary of the position, including an overview of the strengths needed for the position
- Success Insights Wheel, demonstrating the strengths an ideal candidate would bring to your team
- Detail pages of the requirements in the position for each of the four key behavioral areas (Problems and Challenges, People and Information, Pace and Change, Procedures and Rules).
Combining the Profiles
Predictable issues and conflicts can be avoided if the recruiting team or leader assesses how much “strength” or intensity of each one of four key factors is needed for a person to succeed in the job. After completing the Position Insights Profile and identifying these four issues required by the position, your recruiting team can invite candidates to complete the Leading From Your Strengths Profile. Results can then be used to compare a candidate’s strengths in those four areas to the strengths most needed in the position.
How Position Insights Profiles can help in the staffing process
- Build consensus. Your team can reach agreement about expectations for positions and candidates.
- Foster clarity. Your team can create a comprehensive report on the behavioral demands of a position.
- Outline expectations. Your team can gain insight into the unwritten expectations of each position.
- Cultivate longevity. You can reduce staff turnover by matching the position with the ideal candidate.
- Evaluate ministry-wide. You have flexibility to evaluate and fill any position.
When to Use Position Insights Profiles and the Staffing Guide
- Conflict resolution
- Performance review
- New hire orientation