Many years of engagement in the HR field – and especially in the area of talent management – has led us to the realisation that the concept of a “top employee” has long passed its zenith. Defining a “top employee” – evidenced in all its absurdity by the regular awarding of an “employee of the month” – merely takes up the specifications and criteria of other companies and tries to apply a comparability across companies or industries that simply does not – and cannot – exist in practice. In the past decade, talent management has been upgraded to rocket science. In the next 10 to 20 years we will take the hot air out of the subject, simplify complexity, and bring the “human factor” back into the equation.
EG – Excellence places a special emphasis on employee compatibility: Can superiors and candidates work constructively and appreciatively with one another or not? This frighteningly simple and yet so vital criterion has been severely neglected until now, with a focus instead put on highly variable standards, codes of conduct, and definitions of success. But people don’t fit into standardised boxes, and no one person is the same as another.
In our assessments and analyses we look at candidates – and of course, clients – from a holistic perspective. All parts and personnel – from corporate culture and philosophy, to superiors, colleagues, employees, and the candidate themselves – must fit together. Our scientifically-based approach uncovers the minimum compatibility that is critical to success on an individual basis, and enables both client and candidate to gain an authentic insight into the expectations and capabilities of the potential contractual partner: does the applicant’s worldview correspond to the current and future vision of the client? Can the collaboration result in new and promising prospects for both parties? The relevant findings of our evaluations go far beyond the standards of the most demanding market participants in terms of explanatory power and detail.