Ay yo, the fliest ************ in the room
Yeah, you know it's me
******* hating on him, cause he started out here locally
Hopefully, I'll be at the top soon
For now, I'm at my house, on the couch, watching cartoons
You know how much you love it when you get it in abundance
Give a **** about a budget
When you always be the subject of discussion
But it's nothing when you stop and just say **** it
Cause you walking out in public and you hear 'em talkin' rubbish
--"Donald Trump" by Mac Miller
Do those lines seem like they could have been written by a younger Donald Trump? I think so...
I had the pleasure of being at DisruptHR Cleveland late last week. Good times, great people and great presentations. Great format - 5 minutes, 20 slides, the slides automatically change ever 15 seconds, so keep up and don't get lost - feel me?
Anyway, my preso was "Lies, Damn Lies and Assessments", which was a primer on the fact that assessment companies cease to add value when they take the basic science of the Five Factor Model and create complex outputs that are 20-30 pages in length. How do people use output which is that deep? Simple - they don't. They thumb through it and then drop it on a bookshelf - never to look at it again.
But - it's not all on the assessment companies, sometimes it's on us. I also went through some common plays from the HR and company playbook, one of which feels like Trump. We know we don't want to hire assholes who are usually in the 95th percentile of assertiveness, for example. So we error to the other side and hire the anti-Trump - people who are below the mean on assertiveness in roles that require assertiveness that's at least above the mean. We rationalize it by saying that these folks make better teammates, but they just end up getting tire tracked if they're in the wrong role.
Thanks to the great team at DisruptHR Cleveland for hosting me - great show! Slides below... (email subscribers click through to see them)