Defining Your Ideal Candidate—A Personality-Based Approach
Aika Murzabulatova is a co-founder at Recualizer, a platform that helps companies to discover cultural fit of potential employees. She's an Artificial Intelligence major from Manchester, UK and former smart city solution project manager. She's a strong believer in implementing AI in recruitment/HR. Aika is crazy about R’n’B dance parties, driving, her kitten named Rio, and her husband.
When recruiters ask hiring managers what they want in a candidate, the answers can be pretty surprising.
In fact, it’s not uncommon for the conversation to go something like this:
You: Who do you want to join our sales team?
Hiring manager: A good person who fits in our company culture.
You: How would you define “a good person”?
Hiring manager: Someone who is professional, creative, gets the work done, is a great team player, kind and caring, outgoing, who learns fast and is able to “get the customer,” and... (continues on for another 15 minutes).
Sure, it's important for hiring managers and recruiters to define the type of person they're looking for, but it's also a challenge when hiring managers have many requirements and don't realize some of those characteristics may be nearly impossible to find in the same person.
Let's look at a few examples of what this can look like in real life and how you can help hiring managers to prioritize.Read more