Talent Chaser’s Approach
Talent Chaser is the brainchild of Dr. Carl Aylen, inventor and former Cambridge University Professor. The software is designed to pull multiple talent management functions together into one user-friendly application and use a more scientific approach to refine recruitment and management processes.
One of the main things that sets Talent Chaser apart from other talent management tools is its evidence-based recruitment method. When a candidate initially applies for a position, he or she fills out a performance profile questionnaire – a multiple-choice form that takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. The responses from the applicant are used to identify behavioral tendencies – so, in some sense, the questionnaire is similar to a personality test, but the focus is actually on performance potential.
Instead of classifying this profile using a set of criteria that the hiring organization thinks would lead to a good match for the job, Talent Chaser compares the profile with those belonging to other people with the same job position. Then, using actual performance ratings from that latter group, Talent Chaser makes a determination on how likely it is that the applicant will perform well in that job. The idea is that this screening process will weed out applicants with traits similar to those of workers who have not performed well in the past and recommend applicants with traits similar to those of successful employees.
When an organization first starts using Talent Chaser, the profile created via the questionnaire is compared to others in the software’s vast global database. While that may provide a good foundation to use during the early stages of the software’s adoption, a lot of added value comes later after Talent Chaser has gathered performance appraisal information specific to that organization and starts incorporating those results into its screening algorithm. Then, not only do you get an idea of how well a candidate would perform based on global results, but also how he or she would perform within your established company culture.