While the hiring process may not be enjoyable or you may even dread it, remember: needing to hire means that your organization is growing or you have the opportunity to bring even more talent. Either situation is terrific! Yes, the process will take time to find the right individual, but it will be worth it in the end.
Furthermore, even the person who looks like your best candidate could fizzle out by Day 30, leaving you to restart the process. This makes the process of hiring something that you can get better at over time—the more practice you have, the more you will improve.
Some hiring experts use a short checklist that any perspective candidate MUST fit in order to be hired. Typically, there are only two or three must-haves on the list; along with several should-have qualities (around 5 or so). Any extra special qualities should also be noted, as they could be game changers.
Two must-haves are high integrity and high IQ. Without both of these qualities, a potential candidate probably would not be able to perform the job functions at a high enough level for your organization. This is especially true of corporate offices. Moreover, these qualities are important because neither integrity nor IQ can be taught on the job.
Should-have qualities that each candidate needs include:
- Having a high level of energy during the interview process shows that your potential hire has enough stamina to perform the duties of the job with a high level of vitality and intensity
- The ability to energize those around them could be a valuable tool. While having a single candidate that has high energy is good, but for that person to be able to radiate their energy to others would be even better
- Having “edge” means that the candidate has the ability to make yes-no decisions. In order to discern whether your potential candidate has this quality, ask the how they’ve made tough decisions in the past and how quickly they made these decisions
- The ability to get things done is a highly valuable trait. While having the intelligence to get a job done is important, you also need an employee who can “get out from behind the desk” and get the job completed.
- Having passion for one’s life and job should go without saying. If your potential hire seems to lack passion during an interview, it is unlikely that they will have passion while working.
(Check out this article from Jack Welch, who arguably has hired a lot of people, for more information)
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