High potential vs. high performance

There is a big difference between employee potential and performance. And the variance between business success and failure business hinges on the ability to decipher this difference in both employees and candidates.

The topic is discussed in a recent article on the Software Advice blog, High Potentials vs. High Performers: A Manager’s Guide to Identify, Assess, and Develop. High performing employees stick out by exceeding expectations and completing difficult projects. High potential employees on the other hand are a little different. They may show good aptitude in the beginning but may peter out as time goes on. Employers must figure out where their employees fall between performance and potential, and this will help with employee development. In the end, turning potential into performance will result in overall company improvement.

At InPursuit we are dedicated to finding the highest caliber of employees for our clients. High performance along with high potential is on our minds throughout the search and placement process. We pride ourselves at finding out exactly what our client is looking for in a new hire. We concentrate on the specific performance expectations in the first six months in our on-boarding process call FirstView™. These expectations will have metrics attached to them, and will help a manager guide the integration of a new employee through a “quick start.” This means each party knows how the other operates, insures a strong working relationship, and transforms potential into performance.

Check out the article: http://bit.ly/S7U4hF

InPursuit Search hires new search consultant – Jack Daggett

We are happy to announce the additional of Jack Daggett to our sourcing team.

He is challenged to use his manufacturing background along with a business management degree while developing his abilities in the search and talent management field. His passion is for assisting people on their career path and finding their dream job while locating top talent for our clients.

Jack’s prior experience includes a marketing internship with DeZURIK Inc. in Sartell, Minnesota. DeZURIK is recognized worldwide for top notch products, including valves and actuators for many water industry applications. He also has considerable experience in other manufacturing companies such as Hutchinson Manufacturing Inc. and Pride Solutions. With this manufacturing background, Jack was very interested in InPursuit’s work with search processes, sourcing and candidate research for companies in this industry sector.

Jack is a recent graduate of St. John’s University where he majored in business management and minored in coaching. Jack was a four year member of the SJU football team under Coach John Gagliardi. He currently lives in Minneapolis and is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying time on the lake along with hunting and fishing.

Please welcome Jack to our team!!!

Jack Daggett - jdaggett@inpursuitsearch.com, 651.695.7386