Hiring Challenges: All Hat and No Cattle


All Hat and No Cattle

“All hat and no cattle” is just a Texan’s way of saying, “someone who talks big, but can't back up what they say.”

Here are 4 steps to identify those who not only talk a good game, but can also deliver?”

  1. 1
    Shift from a Skills and Experience Focus to a Performance-based Hiring Focus. Start by defining what superior performance in the job looks like. (There are three ways to do this).
  2. 2
    Attract Top Candidates With Intrinsic Job Description. Create a recruiting job description and message based heavily on intrinsic motivators identified by your ideal candidate persona.
  3. 3
    Interview: Look for Achiever Pattern Using Two Interview Questions Plus One Technique. This identifies the top 25% of their peer group which is a good indicator of potential and performance.
  4. 4
    Remove Biases During the Candidate Assessment. Using a pre-defined interview scorecard by everyone on the hiring team reduces bias, and improves accuracy and increases retention.

two Big Advantages

One is a more compelling job opportunity which increases the candidate pool, and...

Second it improves the accuracy of candidate selection by identifying those who not only talk a good game but can deliver the goods after they are hired.”

Texas Recruiters understand the concept of "all hat and no cattle" and the lessons for hiring top talent. #toptalent #recruiting #hiring

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