One of the most important parts of the hiring process is knowing when to make an offer to a job candidate . . . and when to keep the process going.
While it might be tempting to keep looking once you’ve interviewed a great candidate, doing so can prove to be counterproductive. First of all, the myth of the “perfect job candidate” is just that: a myth. Such a candidate does not exist.
However, great candidates do exist. The key is to be able to recognize them, so that you can make an offer of employment to them—before another company does.
Below are four traits, characteristics, and attributes of a great job candidate:
People who are intrinsically motivated are able to motivate themselves. Those who are extrinsically motivated need other forces to motivate them, including other people. Typically, intrinsically motivated individuals provide more value to their employers, due largely to the fact that they’re “self-starters.”
They don’t always have to be told what to do and how to do it. Instead, they’re proactive about doing what is necessary to be successful.
Communication is one of the most valuable soft skills that a job candidate or an employee can possess. That’s because lack of communication of miscommunication can cause a wide variety of problems, and more problems are the last thing that an employer needs.
Good communicators, on the other hand, can not only help to solve existing problems, but they can also prevent new problems from occurring.
#3—Willingess to learn and improve
The best job candidates and employees are those who realize they do not “know it all.” They recognize that they must engage in continuous training and education so they can improve their skill set and provide more value to their employer (and any potential new employers).
In addition, candidates who are willing to learn and improve don’t need to be told by their employer to pursue continuing educated. They are often intrinsically motivated to do so.
#4—Good team player and cultural fit
This is an important characteristic, one that some employers unfortunately overlook. Although talent, skills, and experience are important, how the person fits into the company culture is equally critical. You want to hire somebody who will help to lift up those around them, not bring them down in any way.
While the “perfect job candidate” does not exist, you can come close to perfect by finding a great candidate who meets all of the requirements and also possesses a number of intangible traits that add greatly to the amount of value they can offer to 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%.
Contact Time Staffing today to find out more about our placement services for employers!
Comments are closed.
Time Staffing Inc.