Four Qualities to Look for in a Job Candidate
Hiring a new employee is no longer about crafting the perfect job description and uploading it to the internet. Your organization will need to be strategic about recruiting new employees, especially talented candidates that will grow with your company for many years to come.
So how can you identify the best candidates for the job? The experts at Prescott HR are sharing four key qualities to look for in all job candidates below. Keep reading to learn more!
You can spot the right job candidate very early in the interview process. Take note of the candidates who respond to your interview or phone call requests promptly. If you email a job candidate to set up an interview, but then don’t hear back from them for a week, that shows a lack of attention to detail that you would not want on your team.
You should also take note of what time an employee shows up for their scheduled interview: are they ahead of schedule or running fifteen minutes late? Of course, things happen that are out of our control and maybe your potential recruit had unforeseen circumstances that made them late.
But generally, you can get a sense of when a job candidate is dependable and able to meet deadlines from the time window they show up for their interview.
It’s not enough for your potential employee to have a strong work ethic; they need to demonstrate self-motivation, too. Organizations can get overloaded with tasks from time to time and the right employee needs to be able to take initiative and make things happen without direct oversight 24/7.
Self-motivated individuals are the kind of professionals who are not there to just “work for a paycheck.” Instead, they are motivated to learn and build a career with your organization that allows them to excel.
Resilient and Adaptable
If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that most humans are incredibly resilient. Always look for job candidates who are adaptable and willing to take on a challenge. A great screening question during the interview process is to ask your potential employee to describe a challenging situation and how they came up with solutions to fix it.
There’s no “I” in “team,” so remember that during your hiring process. Employees who are able to work with other team members are essential to the success of your organization. You can spot team players right on a job candidate’s resume: look for words like “collaborated” or “advised” to spot candidates who are familiar with a team-centered work environment.
Work with Prescott HR
Does your organization need help with hiring the right job candidate? We are here to help! Prescott HR offers a wide range of services that can help your organization recruit new talent, including creative hiring ideas. Our unintimated HR practices allow us to be focused and effective, providing your business with exactly what you need.
Give us a call today at 443-351-8818 or contact us online.