Andreas Vetr

The Illusion of 100% in Recruiting

“Why Less is Sometimes More”

In the world of recruiting, companies often strive to find the perfect match between a candidate and a predefined profile. But in reality, the question arises:

Is it even possible to achieve a 100% match?

After countless search assignments for clients, I have found that the most successful placements are not necessarily those that match a meticulously crafted profile 100%. Rather, it’s the candidates whose most important 2-3 components align and who are then given the freedom to bring their personality and ideas to the table.

Why is this the case? Because humans are not machines that execute precisely defined tasks. Those treated like machines will ultimately disappoint. Instead, people thrive when they can identify with their work and have the opportunity to contribute their skills and creativity.

Therefore, it is crucial not only to focus on technical competencies but also on the attitude, mindset, and cultural fit of a candidate. When these core aspects align, there is a high likelihood that the employee will unleash their full potential and even bring innovative solutions to the table.

In conclusion, those who exclusively seek a 100% match with a job profile are likely to be disappointed. Instead, it is important to prioritize and find those candidates who can go above and beyond. Ultimately, it is these employees who create the greatest value for a company.

by: Andreas Vetr
www.isghr.com, www.isg.com, www.andreasvetr.com

German:

The illusion of 100% in recruiting

“Why sometimes less is more”

In the world of recruiting, companies often strive to find the perfect match between a candidate and a predefined profile. But in reality the question arises:

“Is it even possible to achieve 100% agreement?”

After countless searches for clients, I have found that the most successful placements are not necessarily those that 100% match a carefully crafted profile. Rather, it is the candidates whose most important 2-3 components match and who are then given the freedom to contribute their personality and ideas.

Why is that? Because people are not machines that perform precisely defined tasks. Those who are treated like machines will ultimately disappoint. Instead, people thrive when they can identify with their work and have the opportunity to contribute their skills and creativity.

Therefore, it is crucial to focus not only on technical skills, but also on a candidate’s attitude, mindset and cultural fit. If these core aspects match, there is a high probability that the employee will develop his/her full potential and even bring innovative solutions.

Finally, those looking solely for a 100% job profile match will likely be disappointed. Instead, it is important to set priorities and find candidates who can go beyond the norm. Ultimately, it is these employees who create the greatest value for a company.

by: Andreas Vetr
www.isghr.com, www.isg.com, www.andreasvetr.com