“Assess Job Fit, Not Just Performance”

From Harvard Business Review – Business Tip of the Day adapted from “The Challenge of the Average Employee” by Anthony Tjan.

Performance reviews tell you whether someone is doing an adequate job, but they fail to reveal whether people are doing the right jobs. This is especially problematic for average performers—those not good enough to be high potentials, but not bad enough to be fired.

Don’t let these folks limp along in roles that are not right for them. Instead, perform “fit tests” at regular intervals that compare people’s strengths and interests with their current job descriptions. For example, is someone in product development, but better suited for a position as an industry researcher?

Trust your instinct if you sense there’s a mismatch, and be honest. You might help average employees become stars.

As good a justification for using Kolbe Wisdom in selecting and building your teams as I could write.


Dream job for the right person…

Stunning fully private practice on the Somerset/Dorset Border.

Looking for a highly experienced associate with excellent communication skills, team player and ethical, to join us for 3/4 days a week

Very modern 4 surgery practice, digital radiography, high end cosmetics provided, any extra experience welcome.

Hygienist support, latest in-surgery whitening, Inman aligners, implants, specialist endodontics currently offered with potential for expansion.

We have a very strong and established patient list of dentally fit patients that require regular care and maintenance, with a view to extra cosmetic work as well. The practice is currently undergoing a rebrand with a view to establishing itself as one of the leading practices in the area. We have been featured on the MyFaceMyBody TV series recently. Our prices reflect the high quality treatment that we provide therefore we are looking for the right candidate that will of course be paid very well for their services.

To apply for this vacancy or for more information please call 0844 8480001 and speak to Zoe or email your cv and supporting letter to office@blackswandental.co.uk

“That’s you that is….”

…. said the message from someone very close to me that accompanied this forwarded cartoon from the excellent people at xkcd…

Good morning world.


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