An Employee Best Fit Model – The Capability Assessment Triangle
By Michelle Malay Carter on May 10, 2010
Best Fit Model – PeopleFit’s Capability Assessment Triangle
How?do managers go about finding the best fit between employee and role?? Most look at resumes and use behavioral based interviewing, but these?items only get at what someone has already had a chance to do.? With research showing that 20 % of employees are underutilized, we a leaving a lot of potential untapped because we don’t have a way to reliably determine potential capability.
I will propose adding a third qualifier to the two most common sets of qualifiers:
1.? Knowledge, skills, experience, education – what can I do because I’ve done it before?
2.? Values, preferences?- what will I do because I find it appealing?
The Missing Link
Area number three, problem solving capability, answers the question that behavioral based interviewing misses – what could I do if I had aforementioned items number 1 and 2?? It has to do with one’s potential capability.
3.? Problem solving capability (information processing)?- what could I do because my mental bandwidth can contain it?
What does problem solving capability look like by level and how does that align with work levels?
I’m?OK.? You’re OK.? Let’s fix the system.