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Diagnosis of Potential – State of the Art


Where and when

11:10 am - 11:40 am
Deutsche Telekom's Representative Office, Main Stage

How can you make the right personnel decisions for your company?
Human resources management, superiors and executive managers are confronted with this question on a daily basis! In its very essence, employee selection is about predicting the job-related performance of applicants in the most valid way. This plays a decisive role in many areas for you, be it recruiting, development of employees, selection of superiors or trainees.

But how can you identify the true essence of your applicant’s personality?
We will give you novel insights about the following topics:

  • What are the essential criteria for choosing the most fitting applicant?
  • How can you find out, what really drives the person in front of you to excel in his or her job-related performance?
  • What are the personality traits to focus on in today’s employee selection?
  • What influence has the unconscious on job-related behavior and performance? And how can you illuminate the unconscious?

These and many more questions will be answered by Prof. Dr. Scheffer, who teaches personnel management and business psychology at the Nordakademie in Hamburg.
He will highlight, what modern diagnosis of potential is capable of in terms of identifying the most fitting applicants. Many examples based on field experience, paired with the knowledge of decades of fundamental research will give you deep insights for employee selection – state of the art.