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Job and Role profiling:

Understanding the Executive talent you seek

Executive search, recruitment and selection is a resource intense process. An effective hiring strategy is to do a job and role profile for senior management and Executive roles. It cuts to the critical elements of the position, provides an exact picture of the candidate being sought, streamlines the selection process and improves results. 

Job and Role profiling maps the key responsibilities, qualifications, competencies and reporting line of a particular position. It is a natural filter for candidate applications and narrows the recruitment net. Key Responsibility and Result Area’s such as knowledge, technical, communication and personal skills, aptitude and emotional abilities to excel at a role are identified. It provides specific information on the role, its function within the organisation and what’s required to perform it optimally. Career Pathing – Candidates applying for Senior manager and Executives roles are keen to understand how their career will progress if they accept the role. Job and role profiling can help map a career path, during the recruitment process, ensuring all expectations are met from inception. 

Tips on how to conduct Job and Role Profiling 

  • Status Quo – Understand what the role requires by collecting specific role related info from line managers, other senior managers and executives. Create a workflow chart that identifies how this role fits into the company. 
  • Candidate profile – Job and role profiling helps the recruitment team to understand the type of person who is suited to the job, from personality to skills set to leadership style. Once you know who you are looking for, recruiters can filter candidate responses effectively. 
  • Setting Selection Standards – Job profiling helps in setting certain standards for the candidate selection process in terms of educational qualifications, work experience, expertise, special skill sets, specific career track, certifications, licenses and other legal requirements. This identifies criteria that makes a candidate eligible for a particular post.
  • Job-candidate fit – Senior management and Executive positions are important roles to fill. Most organization’s aim to limit the movement of incoming and outgoing talent for these roles as they are paramount to achieving an organization’s goals. Identifying job candidate fit narrows the recruitment process.

Tips on how to conduct Job and Role Profiling 

  • Status Quo – Understand what the role requires by collecting specific role related info from line managers, other senior managers and executives. Create a workflow chart that identifies how this role fits into the company. 
  • Candidate profile – Job and role profiling helps the recruitment team to understand the type of person who is suited to the job, from personality to skills set to leadership style. Once you know who you are looking for, recruiters can filter candidate responses effectively. 
  • Setting Selection Standards – Job profiling helps in setting certain standards for the candidate selection process in terms of educational qualifications, work experience, expertise, special skill sets, specific career track, certifications, licenses and other legal requirements. This identifies criteria that makes a candidate eligible for a particular post.
  • Job-candidate fit – Senior management and Executive positions are important roles to fill. Most organization’s aim to limit the movement of incoming and outgoing talent for these roles as they are paramount to achieving an organization’s goals. Identifying job candidate fit narrows the recruitment process.

At Talent Trace, we specialize in job and role profiling, as we are passionate about helping companies to find the right fit first time round. Our team are highly experienced at understanding the job to be performed, expectations from potential candidates and the right candidate profile for performing a senior management or Executive role.  Our team are specialists at sourcing and targeting talent to fill a senior role, first time. Let our Talent Trace team assess talent to suit your business needs – blending data with successful placements. 

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