Profiling your staff or employees is important in order to know who exactly you are dealing with. It might help you along the way on what to expect from certain persons and how to deal with unforeseen situations. The history and background of a person does not determine their future, but it will tell you a great deal about their potential.
What is profiling?
There are a few different definitions; depending on the field of application. Profling of persons refers to :
- recording and analyzing the person’s psychological and behavioural characteristics
- assess or predict their capabilities in a certain environment
- purpose is to identify clearly a particular person or subgroup of people.
Mostly profiling involves the extrapolation of information about a person (traits, observed characteristics, typical behavior).
Other types of profiling
- Executive Profiling
- Staff Profiling
- Consumer Profiling
- Racial Profiling (profiling based on race or ethnicity)
- Criminal Profiling
- Data Profiling (analysis of data-sets)
- Psychological profiling
- Victim profiling
- Criminal profiling
Staff & Employee Profiling
Profiling can be used to set a standard for hiring new applicants. After all, you are looking for a suitable candidate to fit into a certain job profile. Will they perform the job functions that you request?
- what will be the performance level?
- how long will an employee remain with the company
- are there any red flags in the work-history?
- how to deal with difficult people
- how to assess performance?
- how to find top candidates?
- is somebody a leader or a follower?
- how to asses work performance?
- when to promote and employee (in a fair way)
- how to recognize talented people
- how to profile in a discreet way?
Executive Profile Report
- detailed report describing the specific attributes of executives.
- the report explains in detail why a person is suited for a position
- details on professioanl experience and education, degrees, certificates etc..
- relevant business data (sales figures, KPI etc..)
- professional achievements
- personal accomplishments
- external roles in non-profit organizations
- media exposure
- publications, articles, books written
- business accomplishments such as: increased company revenues, decreased spending, operational efficiency increase, involvement in new product developments, training & scholarship programs, charitable contributions
- future plans, views on the industry