Choosing your staff correctly is extremely important for this very reason. Sure, you may be able to influence the way someone thinks, but the core of oneself has already been significantly influenced in many ways before they sit in an interview. This being said, one can only be influenced in the areas they decide to be influenced in. So, what should you look for when you hire someone then?
Here are the two main things to look for when you hire someone, ensuring that they will be a good fit within your company:
First, does the person you’re hiring have something more than their credentials to offer your business?
Of course, a great way to sift through stacks of resumes is by looking at the previous experience of candidates, but there’s more to a person than just their credentials. It’s also important to know what they can offer to the overall atmosphere of your business. Do they have a positive attitude? Are they willing to go above and beyond what they are asked to do? Can they add something beneficial to the rest of the team? When hiring someone new, it’s important to look at the tangibles they have to offer, as well as the intangibles.
Second, is the person you’re hiring willing to learn?
I’ve fired more people than I’ve hired, but that’s a story for a different post. I’ve personally hired about 100 people, and I’ve learned something from each one of these hires. The most important characteristic of any new hire is to make sure that they are willing to learn new things. If someone comes into your business thinking that they know everything, then there shouldn’t be a future for them at your company. I’m still learning, you’re still learning, we’re all still learning. It’s at the moment that someone thinks they have it all figured out that all hope is lost. It's at the moment that someone thinks they have it all figured out that all hope is lost. Click To Tweet