Learning goals for this aptitude

– Understand why hiring is important to talent optimization.
– Be able to list and describe the four activities in the hire aptitude.
– Use the associated maturity model to identify an organization’s level of maturity for the hire aptitude.

Hire is part three of the four-part talent optimization discipline. This is where you’ll use talent optimization insights based on people data to hire top talent and build high-performing teams. In a large or growing organization, hiring is happening constantly. You may simultaneously be hiring for a new position, a position that you’ve recently modified based on a change in strategy, and hiring to fill a turnover gap. The activities described in this section apply to promotion situations and internal transfers as well.

Why hire is important to talent optimization

Hiring is a critical activity in any organization regardless of its size, industry, or state of maturity. The ability to hire well sets the stage for future organizational success. Putting the right person in the right role also contributes to others’ confidence in the organization’s overall effectiveness; top performers prefer to work with other top performers. By contrast, a mishire can have devastating consequences not just on the organization’s business results but also on the engagement and welfare of other employees.

The hire aptitude is composed of four activities

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