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TALENT APTITUDE – SUCCESS FACTORS – PART I
Published on May 31, 2018
Aptitude

TALENT APTITUDE & SUCCESS FACTORS

In today’s workforce and society, finding and determining aptitude is without a critical success factor!

Aptitude is an amazing ability.  We are all inherently blessed with unlimited and potential aptitude.

Aptitude isn’t merely a fancy or colorful word.  Aptitude is that magic spark which ignites innovation, creates accomplishment, overcomes impossible feats, solves intricate problems and makes things go right. Bar none, this magnificent ability can be found within us all.

Aptitude is the wondrous speed at which challenges are gracefully addressed, problems swiftly overcome and inventions readily created.

SUPER HEROS

Among us, there those who produce far beyond mere mortal men.  They solve problems at breakneck speed.  They do all this with the poise of a tiger and the grace of dancer.  These individuals are our moves and shakers in our workforce and society.

Frequently overlooked, aptitude is that critical underlying ingredient behind nearly every single advancement in history.

Aptitude can vary widely between people.  Not all are blessed with the same or equivalent aptitude.

Aptitude isn’t honed nor taught through higher education books.  Aptitude isn’t passed from family relations nor inherited from a per se business relationship. Many have witnessed peers ascend, with a silver tongue, through the ranks of management lacking any discernible sense of ‘problem solving skills‘. Problems seem to roughly bounce off and stick to others.

Aptitude isn’t specialized to either the strong or weak.  Some have an amazing aptitude, where others can lack. Concentrated forms of education won’t necessarily increase aptitude.  And in some instances, prolonged education has been found to suppress this ability.

In business, take a moment to recognize aptitude being that magical and essential element which makes the ENTIRE difference between success and failure.  Individuals with increased aptitude routinely accomplish great and many things, while those lacking predictably will be sources of untold costly failures and beacons of troubles.  The latter are those which companies are desperately trying to detect and weed out from their workforce.

Your stellar gems are those who commonly carry the weight of the whole departments, or sections, creating stability and bright futures for the business.  The less accomplished unfortunately are those, acting in a vampire capacity, who deplete and drain the life from our most important super stars.  More times than not, this vampire relationship goes unnoticed. (See article: Vampire Personalities – Ruining Man’s Pace)


WHAT IS APTITDUE?

Aptitude is the ability to observe, mentally take in, evaluate, and then put to USE, ACTION or APPLICATION.

Aptitude is measured by the duration taken to:

  1. Absorb one or a series of details.  This can simply be accomplished through:
      • Observation
      • Study
      • Conversation
      • Physical contact
      • Orientation, etc.
  2. Mentally sort through and evaluate the details
  3. Successfully put these into use or into some form of action.

With increased aptitude, you will witness shorter response-times.  With lower aptitude, response-times will be greater.

As a noteworthy point worth stressing; aptitude happens to be the combination of all points above.


In the second part of this article, we’ll be further exploring the importance, for hiring managers, to properly evaluate talent aptitude.

At DTS Inc. we take pride in our thoroughness spending time to speak to and appropriately screen all candidates.  Some make it, some do not.  We consult our qualified candidates by increasing the overall health, conciseness and relevance of their resumes making for an easy decision process for our customers.

Contact DTS Inc. to experience the difference.

Warmest Regards,
SHAWN MAY
DTS Inc. | Principal Architect & CEO – About DTS


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