So, you have decided to take on the daunting task of hiring a new employee. Maybe you are growing as a business or you weren’t happy with the results of your last hire. You’re certain you want an employee that will show up on time, be an engaged member of your team, and will complete the task at hand. But these are only a few qualities that come to mind when on the hunt for a candidate. What about social skills? Or the ability to take on new tasks with little guidance?
Begin by making a list of the tasks the position entails, and the education and work background a candidate would be required to have to effectively complete those tasks. Compile a list of the character traits someone would need to possess to be a good fit for your company.
Be as specific as possible when creating your list for the ideal employee. Many people have hidden strengths that are overshadowed by common criteria such as “Team Player.” What if your future candidate has the key ability to work just as well alone as part of a team? By creating a list of qualities they want in a candidate, employers are able to mold the perfect list for the position they want to fill, and have a much better chance at finding the ideal employee for the job. Click to Download White Paper for Finding the Ideal Employee