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Most people begin the hiring process with a job description and a stack of resumes.

Job descriptions may tell us a lot about tasks and skills, but they tell us little about the kind of person who will succeed best in that job.  This creates a huge disconnect for hiring managers trying to match real people to job descriptions. Most of us cross that chasm by relying on “gut instinct” and pay the price down the road. According to research, 46% of new hires fail within 18 months.  


There’s a better way to evaluate candidates - one that’s built on proven science and focuses not solely on tasks and skills but on the behavioral traits and cognitive abilities that will ensure a candidate will succeed in your new role.

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Our Position Insights Survey helps to identify the underlying traits that will lead to success in each specific role. The survey can be created by a single individual or taken collaboratively by team of stakeholders. Once all the input is given, we’ll generate a job target that will serve as your guide to making a great hire.

The next step is to assess candidates against the results of the insight survey.   

We do this for you!

We all have biases that sneak into our decisions - whether we recognize them or not. By creating objective measures of both the job and the candidate, we inoculate ourselves against those biases. Plus, personality traits have long been proven to be strong predictors of job performance. Having this information is a powerful tool for Talent Authority to assist you with your recruitment and development efforts.

Don’t stop with new hires. Use the Position Insights Survey to objectively assess other roles in your organization - even the filled ones.  These insights should be used as a fundamental part of your talent strategy and succession planning, and are a critical tool for coaching and employee development.

Candidate Interview Guide
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