The importance of dominant traits

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At Hire Success®, our Personality Profile is designed to help you determine the dominant traits of your most successful employees and then use that information when interviewing new candidates for the same job. But what is a dominant trait, and why does it matter?

Try this quick demonstration:

  1. Take a pen and sign your name on a blank piece of paper.
  2. Now take the pen in your OTHER hand and sign your name again.

Ask yourself:

  • Was it as easy the second time?
  • Did it take longer to do the same task?
  • Was the QUALITY of the product the same?
  • Would you enjoy having to write all day with your non-dominant hand?

The answer to all of these questions is probably “no.”

You signed your name the first time using your “dominant” hand. The result was natural and quick. In fact, you probably didn’t even have to think about doing it.

The second time, you used your “non-dominant” hand, which likely took more time, thought and energy. Plus, the result probably didn’t look very good. If your employees — no matter how motivated they are — have to do their jobs using non-dominant strengths, is there any wonder why you aren’t happy with the results? You wouldn’t want to be told you had to write all day with your non-dominant hand, but as a manager, you may be telling your employees to use non-dominant personality traits and expecting them to “get used to it” and succeed.

Even if employees have great attitudes, they’ll struggle if they don’t have the natural characteristics and traits to excel in their position. Chances are, they’ll be working harder and longer to do the same job while producing lower-quality work. In addition, their job satisfaction is likely to be low — and they may look for another job as soon as possible so they’ll be happier doing something they like.

That’s why it’s so important to find which dominant traits are key to success in various jobs at your business — and find the right employees to match. Contact us today to learn more about how Personality Profile testing can help improve your hiring and your business.

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