The synergy – or lack of synergy – between a person and a job can be mysterious and difficult to explain. When two candidates look similar on paper, why is one successful in a role and another not?
In recruitment, a purple squirrel is someone who has the right education, set of experience and range of qualifications to fit a job’s requirements. Sounds pretty perfect, so why doesn’t it work?
Belbin consultant and trainer, Leena Shalloe, gives us her views.