How big a role does raw IQ play in a hiring decision?

How big a role does raw IQ play in a hiring decision?

Important, but not the top requirement. Current cognitive research (e.g., Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education) identifies at least 8 distinct intelligences, three of which are critical when identifying key hires. Gardner himself defines logical-computational IQ as fourth on the list. Storytelling, interpersonal awareness, and the capacity to shift view or perspective are critical. Unfortunately because raw, computational intellect is the easiest attribute to detect, most recruiters focus their energy here, often to their clients’ detriment. At StellarHire Partners we see our work starting where traditional recruiters think their work is done.

StellarHire Partners long ago recognized that the right mix of intellectual capacity establishes your culture and largely determines your odds of success. StellarHire Partners invested almost thirty person-years developing their singular ability to probe for the cultural fit that emerges from emotional intelligence, the fit your project requires. Other recruiters can elegantly scan resumes, search for qualifications and build sophisticated networks. Of course we do this too but for us these merely define the starting gate. Our team will blast out of the gate like traditional recruiters but we know how to accelerate through the curve.

We lead the field by building a detailed understanding of your culture, both current and visionary. Then we join traditional search techniques with our more proprietary methodology. This sophisticated approach helps us know the candidates, understand the broader tableau of their capabilities and skills. We learn whether they ‘feel’ like your team. Will they increase throughput without disruption? Create signal while they reduce noise? We only introduce you when we believe in the fit. Justin Rosenstein, Co-Founder of Asana, writes eloquently on the impact of hiring the ‘whole’ person.

Does your vision reach somewhere near the stratosphere? Then culture will trump credentials by an order of magnitude and StellarHire Partners is the only team with the experience and track record to locate the deep intellectual talent and maturity you deserve. Contact us and let’s get to work!