Strength In Hiring
Cincinnati, OH | Posted: 10/11/2015 | Author: April Koenig
The employees decide success. That’s true in any company, regardless of field. So the trick is to find the right mix of employees to create a formula for business success. That starts with the hiring process. There isn’t a universal ‘right’ type of employee to fit every need, but an employer needs to be able to determine personalities to shy away from if possible. That’s not to say personality is the most important aspect when hiring; sometimes prolific talent trumps all. But the foundation of your company needs to be solid for growing, so building with the right employees is key. Here are a few tips to help in successful hiring.
Interest And Gumption – Hiring those that have passive, go-with-the-flow outlooks can be a big mistake when attempting to achieve business goals. You’re looking for someone that’s genuinely interested in the position as well as the company, and isn’t afraid to show it. That doesn’t mean hiring a gaggle of type-A monsters that out-extrovert each other, but nothing is more frustrating than uninterested employees that don’t take initiative. A solid work ethic and going above and beyond is invaluable.
Look Beyond The Resume – It’s sometimes easy to be enamored with the contents of a resume, only to find out too late that you’re hiring more than just a sheet of paper. An engaged employee with the will to learn and grow can be twice as valuable as someone with a cool resume but no ambition. Make no mistake – a resume can show solid educational and experience credentials. Just don’t let them rest on laurels.
Patience – Don’t feel like you have to rush into a questionable hire because of an urgent need. It’s still a seller’s job market right now, so good candidates are out there looking. You don’t have to buy the first car you test drive, so don’t hire the first applicant interviewed. They might turn out to be a clunker.