Why Can’t We Hire Enough Top People: The Hiring Pyramid of Needs
Abraham Maslow was a mid-20th century psychologist who studied the behavior of
high performing individuals. In a 1943 paper, he suggested that people make
fundamental and predictable decisions based on different behavioral needs:
physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization.
Lou Adler author of “Hire with Your Head”, recently shared a simplified
business version of Maslow's findings. People and companies have similar
underlying needs, so when these needs don't align, hiring top people is
inefficient, ineffective, and problematic. The idea behind this is that when
assessing a candidate’s motivation for work, it’s most likely one of three
core needs – economic, social, or achievement. The challenge is that while
companies want to hire top talent with the need to achieve, they only
consider those who have an economic need to apply and who also meet the
company’s personality and first impression standards.
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