Lessons from Walter Orthmann’s 84-Year Career
Have you ever wondered what it takes to find the perfect job fit? Walter Orthmann’s story of working at the same company for 84 years and setting a Guinness World Record is a testament to the importance of passion, discipline, and commitment in finding career satisfaction. However, finding the right fit doesn’t just rely on an individual’s traits but also on assessing the job requirements and matching them with the right candidate.
At the young age of fifteen, Walter Orthmann began his career as a shipping assistant at a textile company in Brazil. Walter’s passion for learning and commitment to his job kept him going for 84 years. Throughout his tenure, he witnessed countless changes both within the company and in the world, which taught him the importance of staying up-to-date and adapting to new contexts.
Walter’s dedication to his job is a rare example of a perfect job fit. Finding the right job fit is crucial not only for employee satisfaction but also for the long-term success of a business. This is where the Predictive Index® can help as delivered by founding partner Predictive Success. By creating Job Assessments that match the job requirements with the right candidate, employers can ensure that they find individuals who are not only qualified but also passionate about the job. As a result, they are more likely to stay committed and dedicated to the company for years to come, just like Walter Orthmann.
What is the PI Job Assessment™?
The Job Assessment is a tool delivered by founding partner Predictive Success that enables you to identify the ideal candidate for any role. Key stakeholders complete a simple assessment outlining the frequent and important tasks of the role. The Predictive Index software, delivered by Predictive Success, takes this information to determine a behavioural and cognitive benchmark or ‘Job Target’ for your role. This target can then be used to ease the hiring process and create a targeted candidate pool. With the Job Assessment, you can find the right fit for your company and ensure long-term success.
Walter Orthmann’s story is an inspiration to all of us. His long and successful career shows us that finding the perfect job fit is not just about having the right traits, but also about adapting to new contexts and staying up to date. Employers can learn from Walter’s example by using tools such as the Job Assessment to find individuals who are not only qualified but also passionate about the job. By doing so, they can ensure that their employees stay committed and dedicated to the company for years to come, leading to long-term success.
So, if you’re looking for the perfect job fit, consider using the Job Assessment™ and follow in the footsteps of Walter Orthmann.
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