As an HR professional you want the best for your organisation and your employees. What you do must be affordable, scientifically sound, productive, sustainable, positive and supported by all users.

Suppose that: a new colleague is coming on board. Expectations are high, but you know the proverb: you can’t judge a book by its cover.

After 8 months or so it turns out that your new colleague is cutting corners. That communication is difficult. That your boss is unable to deal with it. That your team members are despairing. The result: a parting of ways. Expectations hit rock bottom. Hope is destroyed.

Frustration on all sides: so much time and energy lost! Not to mention the money: the finder’s fee or advertising and job application costs, weeks of training without a return on investment, hours spent by colleagues orienting the newcomer such that they were able to do less of their own work, recruitment costs, severance pay …

And now a new search that will cost so much time and money! Yet you had such a good feeling during the job interviews: it ‘clicked’. Moreover, you did everything by the book: you asked for the 3 strengths and weaknesses, you checked references, you had an assessment performed ...

In short: you did just about everything a responsible HR professional should do.

The problem is often in the match between ‘person’ and ‘organisation’. Competences are an important part of the story - but not everything - and can be learned. Past behaviour is a piece of the puzzle, but only says what that person did in that situation, not now, let alone later - in a different environment with other people.

The missing puzzle pieces lie in a nuanced and thorough insight into the nature of the beast, combined with his or her intrinsic motivation and ability to perform (= potential and talents). The ‘why’ and ‘how’ of someone’s behaviour always depends on both the person and his or her environment.

The Coretalents analysis gives you, as a company, a clear view of everything your employees are capable of, including that which is presently dormant. You can then offer them those jobs and roles that make them grow as individuals, that expand their competences and increase their responsibility, based on what they are capable of.

Character, talents and motivation are elements that are firmly anchored. While people change throughout their life, some things remain extremely stable. Did you know that 80% of your talents are already fixed at birth? Prof. Dr. Dick Swaab, head of brain research at the AMC in Amsterdam, has demonstrated this.

Recruiting people and sustainable employment also means: taking responsibility for their well-being. Avoiding situations that make them sick, or even better: ensuring that they work on tasks that make them happy. This is a powerful and especially preventive (!) approach to combat all sorts of health problems, stress and burnout & boreout.

You now know that a Coretalents analysis empowers people to leverage their values and strengths, and gives them the incentive to put themselves (back) on the right track.

You now also know that a Coretalents analysis gives you perfect insight into what gives people energy and will continue to give energy in the future, and what costs them energy. And what excites them now and will do so later, or what not.

How to match all this knowledge with the necessary competences in your organisations?

Experienced Coretalents analysts familiar with this matter translate the requested (core) competences to coretalents and vice versa.

You can redefine a job, remove aspects from the job and redistribute tasks, or engage in job crafting. But you cannot do any of this with the personality of an employee!

It is therefore wise to have a complete and detailed picture of your employee. So you can use him or her where he or she grows and prospers, where he/she wants to grow and prosper. That is to his/her benefit and that of your organisation.

Never forget that you can’t make a pear out of an apple, no matter how many courses and coaching sessions you throw at it - but of course you already knew that.

Did you also know that coaching on strong coretalents quickly pays off?

And did you know that training takes root when it is grafted onto strong coretalents?

Then you realise immediately the enormous amounts of money you can save by sending the right people to the right courses and ... how you contribute in concrete terms to happy and (intellectually) healthy employees.

PS: The fact that absenteeism decreases, staff turnover is reduced, succession planning is better, the overall atmosphere improves, much fewer burnouts and boreouts occur, and productivity increases are more than just pleasant side effects.