The wrong people will be apathetic to their job, and will perform in a subpar and disinterested manner. Hiring the right people is critical for maximum success. But, it can be tricky to figure out the best way to find employees who will be great. Here are some tips that can help you find the right employees.
1. Look for people who have positive attitudes
Positivity can be a very helpful and appealing trait in prospective candidates. Having a positive attitude can help a particular employee work well with others, take constructive criticism well, and have an overall optimistic view of his or her role within the company.
People who have a chip on their shoulder, and who present with a negative attitude or energy are less likely to show enthusiasm and passion for their role within the company, and for the company itself. So, positivity can be a great personality trait that is helpful for identifying good prospective employees.
2. Look for people who fit the culture
When hiring people, looking for people who fit the culture of the company can be one of the best ways to find good employees. The reason is because people who do will be more likely to understand and be passionate about what the company stands for and is about.
For example, if you run an environmentalism magazine, a person who was in his or her college’s environmental club, and did an internship at Green Peace may fit very easily into your magazine company’s culture. He or she may already be passionate about environmentalism issues, and may have a solid understanding of the field already. Both of these things can help increase the chances of the person being a good fit for your company.
3. Have Several Employees Sit in on the Interview Process
This tip is inspired by Sir Richard Branson, one of the greatest businessmen of all time. According to Branson, having a few employees who the interviewee will be working with sit in on the interview, “lets you observe how an applicant interacts with them.” He also suggests to,“Look for clues about whether he (the interviewee) is fun, friendly and caring – all indications that he understands teamwork and values helping others.”
Following Branson’s advice can be a great way to figure out how to find employees who will really perform well at your company and be a great match.