Over the years, the goals of recruiting have changed. In the article, Hiring the Hero: 9 Traits to Look for In Successful Employees by Andreina Woodworth, the author discusses that it used to be about finding a set of skills, knowledge, interests, and values. In today’s current job market it’s about finding those potential candidates that are capable of driving success in a short amount of time and at the lowest cost to the company.
According to the recent Gallup poll, 70% of American workers are not engaged at work. Therefore, hiring people with a professional profile that not only fits the skill set, but actually drives success becomes important in the candidate poll.
Here are some important traits that Woodworth keeps in mind if you’re trying to hire a highly successful individual:
Competitiveness: They’re competitive with the right people. They want to win, but they also understand that gains by others are also their gains. They’re great mentors and are not afraid to share their knowledge.
See patterns where others see nothing: They’re capable of seeing beyond the obvious and creatively find ways of doing things. These types of people are able to implement new systems.
Knowledgeable: They’re very aware of the importance of quality. Can take on a challenge and learn details on the way, but will never improvise.
Reliable: They don’t lie about their skills and what they’re capable of doing, they know sooner or later that things come to light and that credibility is the key. They are the people who don’t lie on their resume or during the interview.
Persistent: Successful people carry on even when things don’t work out. These are the people that show measurable results over the years.
Have vision: They know what they want out of their life and their career. They want the best and to be rewarded for it. They’re the ones that can clearly answer the question “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
High Self-Esteem: They know that they’re good at what they do. They’re self confident and are good listeners.
Aware of their Limitations: They don’t know it all and will readily admit it. You can recognize this characteristic by asking them to tell you a time when they had to ask for help to complete a job.
Know the importance of serving others: The way they understand their role is to help everybody get results, not stand in the way and make it more difficult.
These 9 extra tips will give you an idea of what to look for in a potential successful candidate.
To read more about hiring successful candidates you can visit the article at: http://www.business.com/human-resources/8-characteristics-to-look-for-when-hiring-an-employee/
To get more information in regards to Woodworth’s articles you can explore her personal website: http://www.myresumeexpert.com/