The Job Requirement Exercise (JRE)

In order to use the psychometric profiling exercises to good effect, it is important to undertake a Job Requirement Exercise (JRE).  This translates the job’s demands into the language of the psychometric profiles being used to assess the candidates.  Designing this targeted and measurable Person Specification allows the Selection Panel to reach consensus about three things:  

1. Entry level characteristics that all job holders must possess;
2. High performance characteristics that are associated with the most effective job holders and which discriminate them from those whose performance is merely average;
3. Danger Zone characteristics that tend to be associated with low performance in the job.  These contraindicate job success and  differentiate low performers from average and high performers.

Listen to Michael's advice in the video and, if you are a HR practitioner, request that he send you the JRE documents.