INTERVIEW WITH OLOV NORDGREN, SENIOR CONSULTANT, CALIPER
SmartRecruitment.com (Chrigström Consulting) have for several years been working with Caliper, a company at the forefront of psychometrics. Read the interview with Olov Nordgren explaining why these personal analyzes are an important part of the recruitment process.
Is loving your job important?
Basically, finding a balance in life, is a clear well-being and a success factor. It goes without saying that we succeed the best when the job match our personal profile and experience. Business culture also plays an important role in how we succeed and thrive. The perfect match makes us highly motivated and to love our job. The power that comes from an organization where "everything fits" is amazing and offers limitless success.
Of course, we all want to work in successful companies. But how do we get there?
Our own contribution to success is a good start. I am a strong believer in the ability to collaborate, it is often based on what I usually call objective self-knowledge and the ability to understand how people we meet think and act. In short, empathy and self-esteem. Proportions may vary from person to person and can be developed if get the right tools. The key to understand ourselves and others around gives us great potential for both individuals and organizations. If we then add professional qualifications when we start to realize success.
What is the Caliper Profile, what do we learn and what benefits does it offer?
Caliper Profile is our analytic tool to clarify an individual's characteristic behaviours, potentials and motivations. A total of 22 unique traits are analyzed. The utility often depends on the context. In terms of recruitment, we often strive mainly to avoid the "hidden mistakes" but equally important is to make the right decision out of several matching candidates.
• Recruitment - anticipate behavior in different situations, how a person creates success, know how to be the best coach, match corporate culture and group dynamics and speed-up on-boarding,
• Development - Leadership, Sales, Customer Service, Collaboration, Individual Performance
• Talent Management - Take care of talent / provide proper development support
Do you love your job?
Absolutely! Working with personal dynamics brings back a lot . In addition, I strongly believe that the development of and ability to understanding ourselves and others is our single most important development potential. Which is also supported by research from Brandon Hall Group, which shows that strategic human resource management for the first time ever is the most important leverage for business success.
Caliper is an employee-assessment and talent-management-solutions company that helps businesses align talent with strategy; hire better people faster; and develop leaders, teams, and mission-critical employees. Caliper partners with all types of organizations, industries, and sectors – from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and from government agencies to non-profits.
Caliper is uniquely positioned to help companies reduce the risk of bad hiring decisions, build high performing teams, and engage, develop, and retain their employees.
Whether your business needs to hire for an important position, reduce turnover, improve team effectiveness, or develop current and future leaders, Caliper can help you make the best talent-management decisions.
Olov Nordgren, our Caliperconsultant, responsible for Caliper Sweden and a solid background from recruiting and organizational development.