There’s a bottom line when it comes to hiring people. Sure, you want to hire people who have the skills, abilities, background, and experience that line up with the qualifications and demands of the position that you’re attempting to fill.
But who do you really want to hire? Successful people, that’s who?
Now you might be thinking, “Duh, of course I want to hire those kinds of people!” However, just because you hire people who perform a certain set of tasks well or who excel in a certain area of the industry does not necessarily mean they’re successful overall.
So now you might be thinking, “Who cares? I just want them to do what I hired them to do.” Is that really the case? Don’t you want them to grow beyond the position for which you hire them? Don’t you want them to become a leader, to possibly branch out into new areas, accumulate additional knowledge, and increase their value as an employee?
Of course you do. That’s exactly why it’s important to hire successful people.
You’ve probably heard this saying before: “Previous success doesn’t guarantee future success.” Whether or not you agree with that statement, the fact of the matter is that previous success is a good indicator of future success. Translation: Those with a track record of being successful are more likely to be successful in the future (i.e., once they’re hired).
And it’s not just a tangible track record that’s important. The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is also measured in intangible traits. You just have to know what to look for, especially during the interview stage of the hiring process.
Below are three tips for hiring successful people for your team:
Tip #1—Attitude is everything.
Successful people usually have a more positive attitude. They speak with more confidence, they heap praise on others, and they talk about what can be done instead of what can’t be done. More importantly, they don’t blame others for their failures and often take the blame for group failures—even when it’s not actually their fault. (That’s leadership material right there.)
Tip #2—Chemistry is more than just a class in high school.
Talent, skills, and abilities will only take you so far if the person is not a good cultural fit. Successful people tend to work well with those around them, increasing camaraderie and productivity. They put their co-workers at ease and excel in collaborative endeavors and group projects.
Tip #3—Success is a way of life.
When you hire people, seek to hire those who are successful outside of the professional realm. People who are successful are well rounded, not one-dimensional in nature. Find out what they do in their spare time, what their hobbies are, and how they’ve been successful in other areas of their life.
Hiring successful people requires a more comprehensive approach to the process. There are more factors to consider and more information to assimilate. But in the end, it’s worth it. That’s because successful people make being successful a lifelong habit . . . and that includes their employment with your organization.
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
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