The balance between aptitude and attitude is the key to growing at work. Human Resources experts seek exactly that balance in our selection processes. Today, at Melt Group, we’ll be giving you the keys to unlocking your ability to becoming the perfect leader by using your professional aptitudes.

What is professional aptitude?

Professional aptitude could be described as the ability a person has to carry out the functions in their job description. There’s no doubt that, with good tools, it’s possible to optimize these skills in order to grow professionally and improve experience in different areas.

The goal of every worker is to grow professionally and that can be achieved by optimizing their work aptitude. This growth translates into improved results and better leadership skills.

Clearly, in order to actively lead a particular job sector, it’s vital to have broad and well-honed skills. The search for personal and professional growth is something a good leader never forgets.

Aptitude and attitude: the differences

Aptitude is directly related to work experience and the job. It’s about the training, studies, experience and all the skills that a person can develop in the workplace. Within a good Human Resources department we are able to identify these skills, so we can establish the advantages that a candidate has in a personnel selection process.

However, attitude is to do with the person. We could say that, although attitudes can be altered, improved or changed, they are inherent to personality.

A good balance between aptitude and attitude is essential for finding the perfect employee profile. If you are a candidate or are actively looking for a job, you need to reinforce both concepts when preparing for a possible job interview. Bear in mind that the HR team is trained to identify both issues and take them into consideration.

Personnel selection and professional aptitude

Analysing the professional skills of candidates taking part in a personnel selection process allows us to fill the jobs with people that are suitable for each of them. To do this, it’s crucial to know the ups and downs of the vacant position and understand which aptitude is the one we need.

Generally speaking, there will be many applicants putting themselves forward for the same job. Making the right decision is complex, but knowing how to differentiate between attitudes and aptitudes is very important to make the choice an easier one.

By analysing someone’s CV it’s possible to get good quality information on each candidate’s skills and professional aptitudes. This is why it’s important of developing good quality and properly updated CVs.

Assessment of work aptitudes

  • CV analysis: we carry out a first screening by carefully studying the candidate’s CV and their skills.
  • Interview: we guide the applicant through the job interview so we can understand their strongest work aptitude and find out what their weaknesses are. This enables us to ascertain whether the candidate has the skills needed to do the job they have applied for.
  • Group tests: a good way of finding out each candidate’s aptitude is by carrying out group tests as part of the selection process. These kinds of techniques allow us to analyse each applicant’s professional leadership abilities and their skills.
  • Psychotechnical test: the psychotechnical test is key to understanding the difference between candidates’ aptitudes and attitudes.

Professional aptitude for leading a sector

  1. Communication

The ability to communicate should be a top priority for every worker, especially if their goal is to become a great leader. They should also know how to express ideas and set up groups to discuss them.

When it comes to using electronic media, communication becomes extremely important. A good leader must be able to function perfectly through emails and be skilled at handling professional social media and networks.

  1. Ability to learn

The key to being a good leader is not someone’s current professional aptitude but in their capacity for improvement and optimization. Acquiring new job skills is just as important as maintaining the ones they already have. This considerably improves work performance.

Analysing new sector trends and learning from each of them is essential. As well as turning the worker into a priceless asset for the company, it enables them to improve their own professional growth.

  1. Increased creativity

Innovation and creativity are some of the most important professional aptitudes of any leader. It’s essential to know how to some up with unique ideas that improve work and performance in the company.

  1. Changing perspective

A good leader will always see the same issue from different points of view. This means they can approach their actions from very different prisms that improve productivity in the company.

  1. Data analysis

Data is an essential part of doing the job. A good leader knows how to analyse data, allowing him or her to make decisions based on Big Data techniques.

In addition to these professional attitudes, a good leader must have leadership skills; be extremely committed to their job and to the company; they must have a proactive attitude; know languages; be decisive when managing a crisis and have good organizational skills. A professional attitude is key to future leaders.

Contact Melt Group to benefit from an analytical selection process, in which we search for that unique aptitude that makes someone stand out as right for the job. Our HR team works tirelessly to satisfy each client’s needs. If you’re a candidate and you have unique aptitudes don’t hesitate and join our candidate database.

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