From a recruitment perspective, finding candidates that perfectly match every single requirement of a Job Spec, is highly improbable. Therefore, a client will need to be realistic in identifying which of their requirements are:
One can create a candidate skills matrix with weighted criteria and then objectively score candidates.
When the decision is made to hire, both the client and the candidate’s expectations should be aligned on those areas where the new hire will require mentoring and development. Similarly, a candidate should understand what the imperfections and stress points are in their prospective new employer’s business.
Realistic alignment of expectations up front between client & candidate, are critical for staff retention.