Have you ever hired someone who sounded great in the interview and they presented themselves so well? You had high expectations for this new hire, but after you invested a significant amount of time, energy and money, you found they were not all you expected.

If you relate to this story, you’re not alone. Turnover of your top positions can cost your company two to three times the salary of the position you’re trying to hire. Businesses everywhere are seeking better ways to secure the talent necessary to their success. Jobs and the specific talent of the people who fill them are the unique building blocks of that success. But how can you discover the specific talents required by a “job” and match them to the talents inherent in a “person”? Only through reports that will give you an accurate reading of the behaviors and values common to both the job and the person.

First, Vantage Will Benchmark the Job

All jobs have unique requirements for behavior. These behaviors can be determined by the results of the Job Insights questionnaire, produced by the people who know the job. The result of this is a set of bar graphs that define required, job-related behaviors such as: Frequent Interaction with Others, Customer Oriented, Versatility, Frequent Change, Urgency, Competitiveness, Organized Workplace, and Analysis of Data.

In addition, all jobs have inherent rewards and a predominant culture that drive performance excellence. When the job’s rewards and culture are in line with the person performing the job, then the result is performance excellence. People whose values, or motivators, are in line with that job’s rewards will excel.


Second, Vantage Will Determine the Candidates’ Talent

People have unique behaviors that can be matched to jobs, but seldom are! When a person’s behaviors are in sync with the job, the result is increased performance and employee satisfaction. Common behaviors range from outgoing and assertive, to soft-spoken, mild and reserved; from adventurous and daring, to controlled and restrained, and everything in between. The job applicants who complete our reports respond to questions that define these unique behaviors.

Like jobs, people have inherent values, or motivators, that drive their behaviors. Top Talent Fast Track helps to define those as well, such as “desiring a return on investment of time and money,” and “finding personal rewards in continuous learning.”

Now, Match Talent to the Job

The right talent in the right job equals top performance and employee satisfaction, which is exactly what every company wants! After completing the job benchmark with Top Talent Fast Track, and defining talent with our reports, you have a total of 14 separate factors that are key to finding the right fit.

Next, you can compare and match the job’s required behaviors and rewards/culture to a candidate’s ideal behaviors and motivators. You have produced a valuable piece of the information you need to make the best decisions on hiring top talent.

This information is also applied to our search process to find the talent. We will help you develop a job description, key accountabilities needed, compensation plans, interviewing guidelines, finding the talent and initial culling of resumes.

Move Forward Without Conflict of Interest

You can rely on Vantage to find the right talent from defining the job to presenting the best talent to you for final interviews. We are not a placement firm and we only work for you. We don’t focus our efforts on placing clients who have paid us to find them a job. Many recruiting firms handle both ends of the recruitment game, and often make far more money if they place an individual that has paid them to be placed. Therefore the recruitment firm has a substantial vested interest in directing you towards their existing client base although that may not be in your best interests.

Continue to Develop Top Talent for Your Organization

The application of Top Talent Fast Track does not stop after the hiring process. Use this insightful behavior and values report to continue developing top talent for your organization. With the addition of coordinating reports such as Success Insights™ Management-Staff and Workplace Motivators™, you can produce further detailed information ideal for coaching, talent development, and performance appraisals.

At Vantage, we look at the employee retention process from a lifecycle perspective. From hiring and orientation, to promoting self-awareness and personal development, to enhancing team performance, to exiting when necessary, we work with you to create an outstanding outcome.


We look beyond just the hiring process to ensure that your talent will be equipped to do their best work, as well as engaged and motivated as a part of your team. Contact us to talk about how we can help.

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