Hiring for Grit: The Research Behind Finding Employees Who Last

Duration: 60 minutes

Research shows that while intelligence, talent, and job skills are all very important, one factor separates performers from mere potential performers: Grit. The combination of perseverance and passion for long-term goals. In this webinar, you'll discover what "grit" really is, how to find it, how to measure it, and how to hire it.  (more details below)

* Approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour through HRCI & SHRM.


WHY ATTEND

He looked so good on paper. Graduated with honors from a top school. Worked for a major-name company. He scored near the top on the intelligence and job skills tests.

But a year later he hasn’t lived up to his potential. Yes, he’s smart and talented. But when his ideas don’t work out, he moves on to something else instead of figuring out why. Could you have seen this coming? Actually, yes, you could have checked to see if he had grit.

Unfortunately, traditional hiring processes do a poor job of selecting for grit. You can look at a candidate’s resume. You can test for skills. And you’ll get a pretty good idea of whether a candidate has the ability to perform. But, studies suggest, these metrics don’t necessarily predict whether a candidate will actually apply that ability, consistently, over the long term.

This program will show you how to test for grit -- and separate great candidates from future great employees.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • Why talent, credentials and past accomplishments don’t always predict on-the-job success
  • A three-step hiring approach – the Triple A model – to separate candidates who will get the job done from those who simply look good on paper. 
  • Two key indicators you should look for in every job candidate’s resume or work history
  • Three big mistakes hiring professionals make when looking for grit
  • How some of the most prestigious universities and companies have applied an understanding of grit to their cultures

            ABOUT THE SPEAKER

            Michael Boyette is the VP of Editorial for the Rapid Learning Institute (RLI). He is a leadership development expert who oversees the research and content for the companies online learning library. He is also the editor of the RLI Leadership blog which is read by thousands of executives nationwide. Before joining RLI, Michael spent 25 years working as an executive, writer and researcher for advertising and Public Relations agencies and publishing companies. He is published prolifically on topics including hiring, leadership, employee development, workplace learning and more. He has also written several books for Simon & Schuster and other major publications.

            Certification

            This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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