When it comes to Strengths: Never Assume, Never Presume
This article is a good reminder for Hiring Managers that:
- Talent is raw
- There are no dream themes
- Strengths Tell Us How, not What we do
- Development and Selection are different Arts in a Similar Science
"The StrengthsFinder tool has not been validated as a predictive measure of success in a given role. It has amazing potential when it comes to starting conversations about strengths and helping people to achieve excellence in their roles – once a fair and objective assessment system has been used to put them there in the first place."
Remember, the StrengthsFinder is a good map of a person’s talents, but only through dialogue may we begin to understand what motivates and engages people in a particular role.