Profiling tools are an important part of HR. They help secure the exact match between employee and job – whether used in the recruitment phase or when developing employees, managers or teams.

The right recruitment and development are crucial for finding the right employees and keeping them motivated. Failing to do so can be expensive for the company. According to American studies, replacing an employee costs 150-200% of the annual salary. Harvard Business Review’s calculations show that active, but detached employees cost the US around $300 billion a year.

Garuda’s profiling tools can assist in reducing these devastating figures. In part by clarifying which candidates are best suited for the job and the working environment, and partly by outlining the subsequent onboarding and development, which are the two most significant sources of motivation.

How Garuda’s profiling tools can help your company

Excessive demands are put on the responsible HR consultant every time you recruit an employee. He needs to discover and hire the right person, whose personality and professional skill sets must perfectly match the vacant job position and the needs of the organisation.

Garuda’s profiling tools are designed to provide your organisation with a common language and frame of reference that you can use to speak from. This gives you the opportunity to locate the aspects of the candidate’s profile that you want to explore further during the interview. The questions are for example: How does the candidate prefer to work – individually or in a team? Does the candidate excel in working with something in detail, or do they excel in staying on the surface of things? Does the candidate think in abstracts or in a concrete sense? How do they handle a stressful situation? How do you keep them motivated?

The profiling tools are not the entire answer by itself, but they work towards qualifying the interview and they help create an open and equal dialogue between the participants.

When it comes to further development of employees, managers and teams, these profiling tools provide new insight into the strengths and weaknesses of yourself and your colleagues. Based on these insights, you can construct the development courses that give the employee renewed energy, make the manager able to deal with his team in a more suitable fashion, and make it easier for the organisation to assemble teams that excel together.

How do the profiling tools work in practice?

Garuda offers 4 types of profiling tools: The BasisProfile, the FocusProfile, the CompetenceProfile and Garuda Logic. They differ in size and depth and they cover everything from recruiting hourly workers, specialists and top management to the development of the C-suite, sales people, marketing, the HR-department and much more.

When completing a profiling tool, you will answer statements that focus on how you prefer to do your job. Based on your answers, Garuda generates a profile that illustrates your preferences using graphics. The profile also includes analyses that describe your work style. It provides you with feedback and the chance to clarify how your behaviour stands out in practice.

All in all, the profiling tools work to create balance between people in your company.