How you hire a top-performing HR Manager

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Perfect HRIf thousands of company leaders, from all over the world and different industries, agree on most-wanted HR Manager personality profile, why would you not do the same?

Would it be fair to suggest that your company could learn from more than 20,000 other companies on what is the perfect HR Manager profile?

Employers around the world have used The Predictive Index cloud software to create over 20,000 Job Targets for the human resources manager role alone.

It’s a cloud-based tool that will greatly improve your hiring quality when it comes to recruiting the Head of HR (for that matter any leadership position).

When we look at those Job Targets, we see that a few personality profiles show up time and again. These three most successful HR profiles are outgoing and well-liked, they have influence and are enthusiastic in their communications.

Erin Balsa, Content Marketing Manager at The Predictive Index, writes in her article on this subject that a good HR Manager is strategic, a superb communicator, a proficient problem solver, an expert in the company’s industry, and a strong leader.

Use science for smart hiring practices

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

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

The most-wanted HR personality profiles are Persuader, Captain, and Maverick.

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 through appointing and mobilizing the right people.

Put the focus on behavioural traits

Examining a candidate’s behavioural drives and traits will ultimately help you to determine whether or not they are a good fit for the job at hand.

Human resources managers are commonly:

  • Extroverted
  • Persuasive
  • Driven
  • Task-oriented
  • Innovative
  • Influential

About The Predictive Index™

PI HereThe Predictive Index offers talent optimization software, workshops, and expert consulting.

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

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 authorised to use the science and assessment software of The Predictive Index®.

Contact me now to learn how your organization can benefit from the fastest growing assessment tools company in the world. My contact details here.

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.