05 Sep What to look for when hiring that new employee
Knows How to Do the Job or Can Learn Quickly
The person you hire should have a skill-set that is well-matched to the requirements of the position. While hiring someone who has the potential to learn how to do the work is not unreasonable, you must equip that person with resources to gain the necessary skills.
Exercises Excellent Judgment
An employee who exercises poor judgment can destroy your organization’s reputation. You can reduce the risk to your company’s reputation by hiring someone who has excellent judgment and common sense.
Has Leadership Skills
You should look for a jobseeker with leadership skills even if the job you’re filling is not a leadership role. Since individual contributors sometimes need to take leadership of a particular project, it’s important that your potential employee already have these skills.
Has a Stellar Character
Hiring a person of integrity is of utmost importance. No previous accomplishment outweighs an absence of integrity. Do your research to confirm the applicant has a stellar character.