The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world." Steve Jobs
Great business leaders agree that their company’s success depends on their people.
People are assets and like any asset if you invest wisely in them the returns will follow.
The ‘exceptional lengths’ that Steve Jobs referred to is an indication that some time, effort and cost is going to be required in order to find these exceptional people.
Shortlisting from C.V.’s only is limiting and one dimensional. To find great people that will make a difference in your business we have to venture beyond the obvious job related criteria in our search for them. Here are three dimensions generally not found in a CV, that can make a significant impact on whether you are hiring the best person for the job:
A key ingredient is finding a good fit for your company culture – people who share your values, passion and direction.
Attitude is something that is not always evident at first in an interview and often needs some probing to surface.
Hire for attitude over skill. Whilst a basic skill set and competency is a given in any job – most skills can be trained but attitude cannot. Seek people who are enthusiastic, humble, hungry, who have integrity and a good work ethic.
Exceptional employees want to be compensated fairly, have good working conditions, be challenged and extended and often seek a position with room for growth.
The applicant’s motivators need to be understood and addressed in a meaningful way by the employer in order to ensure a fully motivated employee in the workplace.
Time and effort is required to identify these often missed selection criteria not evident in the applicant's C.V. and that is where we come in. Working with a recruiter who understands your business and goes to exceptional lengths in search of the best people, is an investment in your organisation’s future, that will yield the exceptional returns you are looking for.
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