In a previous post in this blog, we introduced “2 Simple Steps for Exceptional Hiring.” In this post, we’re going to piggy-back off that post with more tips for hiring quality employees.
What’s the number-one factor when it comes to hiring quality employees? Production—you want employees who are going to be productive, and more specifically, who are going to produce results. In other words, you want employees who are going to be successful in their new role. Most of all, you want them to provide tangible and sustainable value.
But how do you hire such people? Well, the first way is simple. People who are successful typically have a track record of being successful. They have a history of producing results and providing value. Past performance is not always a leading indicator of future performance, but most of the time, that is exactly the case.
But what else should you look for besides a track record of success? Well, there are some intangible traits that are important, and identifying them could mean the difference between hiring the right person . . . and hiring a dud.
Below are three more tips for hiring quality employees who succeed:
#1—Hire people who have a great attitude.
A great attitude goes a long, long way. How people view the world is very important, and how your employees view their work, their employer, and themselves is particularly crucial. You want to hire people who have a positive attitude and the proper frame of mind.
You want the kind of person who thinks first about all the reasons that a task can be done as opposed to the kind of person who thinks first about all the reasons that a task can’t be done. This is how you hire not just for the present, but also for the future.
#2—Hire people who strive to get along well with others.
Company culture is more important than ever to organizations. This is the case not just for the purpose of attracting the right candidates, but also for the purpose of maximizing the production of your workforce. If there’s something wrong with the work atmosphere or the culture, nobody is going to want to work to their full potential.
People who get along well with others contributes in a positive way to the culture. The more positive the culture is, the more productive your employees will be. The more productive your employees are, the more profitable your organization becomes.
#3—Hire people who are intrinsically motivated, NOT extrinsically motivated.
This may seem like a small matter, but it really isn’t. People who fall into the former category are motivated from within. They drive themselves. They don’t rely on outside circumstances to dictate how hard they work or how much pride they take in their work. They’re self-perpetuating centers of ongoing production and value. All you have to do is keep them engaged and satisfied in their work, and they keep going like the Energizer Bunny.
When your employees succeed, YOU succeed as an organization. That why there’s nothing as important as hiring the right people, those with a track record of success and who possess all of the intangible attributes to continue succeeding well into the future.
Consider working with Time Staffing to meet your hiring needs, no matter what they might be. We can provide qualified candidates on a temp or a temp-to-direct basis.
Time Staffing Inc.