In order to select the best, we must study and understand how top performers behave. SelectionLink has over 80 years of experience studying the characteristics and capacities that distinguish the very best employees and leaders for hundreds of different roles.
SelectionLink does not study average, but rather the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that resonate with the very best. These behaviors, referred to as talent, are the natural dispositions that allow employees and leaders to realize excellence in certain roles. This capacity for excellence is not primarily found by identifying their skills, knowledge, or experience. But rather from their innate abilities developed since early childhood. An employee indeed learns specific skills and acquires knowledge and experience over a lifetime. Still, their behavioral dispositions tend to be ingrained in their work style, and for the most part, are unchanging throughout their lives.
Since talent tends to be a stable component, great organizations recognize that an essential aspect of qualifying candidates is their natural, unchanging talent. Great organizations understand that Skills and Knowledge can be trained, while an individual’s talent is innate and therefore the most important component when selecting top employees and leaders.