Adopting Strengths Management System for Talent Acquisition and Retention
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Adopting Strengths Management System for Talent Acquisition and Retention

Monday, April 25, 2022
Author: Business Consultants, Inc.

Adopting Strengths Management System for Talent Acquisition and Retention

Life Orientations (LIFO)® provide a robust talent acquisition system to hire and select the best talents:1

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1. Current Gaps

Ask and search for the answer to this question: What's wrong with the way we are selecting talents now. Maybe nothing, but:

A. Do you think/consider in the terms of "good guy-bad guy"?
It may cost you. Think more about what needs to be done.

B. Do the people you select look like carbon copies of you? Is there a "corporate stamp"?
The cost may be realized in terms of incompatibility and stress.

C. Are you or your organization criticized for particular vulnerabilities or decision-biases?
Gaps - Cost may be high in terms of failure to meet organizational requirements and loss of reputation.

2. Maximizing

Is a way of looking at people that broadens your understanding of how they apply their talents for productive or ineffective ends.

  • Everyone has some productive strengths and talents (you've probably hired people because you were impressed by them).
  • Every person's talents can be counter-productive when:
    • Overdone
    • Self-seeking
    • Under stress
  • Everyone functions most poorly when you use his least preferred strength / or you try to make the most desired behavior his least used one.
  • Every team is bound to have some gaps.
  • Manage the strengths: Orchestrate the team to harness the power and cover the gaps.

3. Matching

A concept of matching your employees - don't select them:

  • To the Job
    • What strengths are used most?
    • Rare to find an all-purpose man.
    • Decide on major strength requirements.
  • To the Group - Augmenting and Complementing
    • Group needs - any blind spots?
    • Team compatibility
    • Conflict - cooperation balance

4. Monitoring

Watching for and monitoring the functioning - Signs of distress that may mean trouble:

  • Too many excesses
  • Strength shifts
  • Abandonment of strengths
  • Opposition style out front too much

Hence, it would help if you did something about it:


1LIFO Strength Management, A new system for personal and organizational growth-the selection-process, Allan catcher International, Inc, Copyright 1978


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