3 most successful profiles for Head of HR – go hire!

  • Post published:24/05/2023
  • Reading time:7 mins read

Best HR profilesWould it be fair to suggest that your company should learn from this research when thousands of company executives agree and seek these 3 particular personality profiles for the Head of HR?

Just asking because employers around the world have created over 20,000 Job Targets for the human resources manager role.

If you look at this research, there are three of 17 different personality profiles, that show up time and time again.

These three most successful HR profiles are outgoing and well-liked, they have influence and are enthusiastic in their communications.

Persuader profile

PersuaderSociable, empathetic, and confident in their decision-making, Persuaders are a natural fit for a human resources manager role.

Persuaders are naturally suited to drive change and motivate others.

This, coupled with a results-oriented nature, allows them to successfully innovate and implement strategic initiatives.

Captain profile

CaptainCaptains thrive on connection with others and the ability to make a difference.

Human resources managers are positioned to make a significant impact on the company’s success and culture, making the role a perfect fit for a Captain’s personality. This Reference Profile loves challenges and has a natural ability to lead,

Maverick profile

MaverickMavericks are big-picture thinkers who work through people to achieve objectives. Outgoing and inspirational, they excel at educating and rallying a crowd.

Driven by goals and vision, Mavericks are skilled at identifying opportunities for growth within the organization and putting the measures in place to reach those goals by appointing and mobilizing the right people.

If 20,000+ companies agree, why not you?

If more than 20,000 companies, from all over the world and in different industries, agree on what is the most wanted HR Manager profile, would it not be nice and incredibly relevant to access your HR candidates against these profiles?

A good HR Manager is strategic, a superb communicator, a proficient problem solver, an expert in the company’s industry, and a strong leader.

Erin Balsa, Content Marketing Manager at The Predictive Index

With a list of attributes like that, finding a qualified candidate isn’t easy. This is why hiring managers often choose candidates based on their qualifications and gut feeling.

But while trusting your gut might seem like a decent way to make a hiring decision when you have several candidates who seem to be well-qualified, this is a risky strategy and quite frankly totally unnecessary.

Don’t leave hiring to a gut feeling!

Do not use your gutYour gut is not reliable for hiring. Here is why you have to be careful in particular when interviewing for HR positions.

You see, as experienced communicators, human resources candidates are skilled at navigating difficult conversations and making all parties feel good about the outcome.

But the ability to navigate these conversations in an interview is not an indicator that they’ll excel at the other aspects of the job, such as managing a team and helping to make strategic business decisions.

You are not alone, use science and smart hiring practices

The PI Behavioral Assessment™ identifies candidates’ natural behavioral drives.

After a candidate takes the assessment, PI assigns them one of 17 Reference Profiles. These show what drives the person’s workplace behaviors and help ensure job fit.

The PI Cognitive Assessment™ measures a person’s ability to learn new things.

If someone’s cognitive score doesn’t fall within the range you set in your Job Target, they’ll likely struggle to succeed. And when someone isn’t successful in a role, they disengage and can even become toxic.

About The Predictive Index™

3The Predictive Index offers talent optimization software, workshops, and expert consulting.

The Psychometric and Cognitive Assessment tools from PI come from The Predictive Index® which was founded more than 60 years ago in Boston, USA. The PI head office is still located there.

Some 8,000+ organizations have used The Predictive Index® in nearly every job and industry around the world.

With more than 25 million people assessed since the launch, a validity vault of 350+ studies, and EEOC adherence, PI® assessments add scientifically validated objectivity to your subjective judgement.

Tom Sorensen is an Associate Partner of Humanostics, a PI Certified Partner authorized to use the science and assessment software of The Predictive Index®.

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Tom Sorensen

Tom Sorensen is an executive search veteran with over 25 years of experience recruiting in Asia, Europe, and Africa. He has worked in executive search in Thailand since 2003 and is recognized as one of the country’s top recruiters and most profiled headhunters.