Hiring Beyond the Qualifications

In just four short weeks, we’ll be moving into the last calendar quarter of 2015.  It’s a time for reflection on the year, but also a time of preparation for 2016 — setting a new budget and, often, beginning to hire so that new employees are ramped up by the beginning of the year.

With this chance to expand your team, it’s very important to make sure you have goals for each individual hire beyond the mere qualifications.  There are many folks in every organization that can technically do the job.  The question has to be: beyond being able to technically do the job, what does this person need to have to be successful on your team?

Knowing the anwer to this question before you even start the interviewing process is critical in spending your time efficiently, but it also cuts down on the number of mishires made per year.  How much further would you be this year if you had little or no attrition within a team that is firing on all cylinders?

When coming up with good candidates and what you need to know in order to make the most effective hires for 2016, we welcome the opportunity to help.

We wish you a great start to the fourth quarter!