Your company is as only good as the employees you fill it with. Their work, dedication, and passion will dictate the final product your company produces, as well as the work environment that the company sustains. That is why it is ever important to hire only the most qualified individuals who are fit to work at your company. For a recruiter, you will receive dozens of applications on the daily. You are the gatekeeper, one of the most important pieces of any good company. Making sure you hire only the best individuals will ensure that your company is on the path to success. Here are 8 skills to look for in every interview that will greatly impact your company for the better.
It is understood that professionalism is mandatory in any candidate applying for a job. Professionalism can be noticed in a variety of cues, even before you meet the individual face to face for an interview. How is the resume organized? Did they provide all their information? How do they respond to you during the interview? Keep these in mind and watch for subtle cues when recruiting to find the most professional candidates.
In a constantly changing business environment, adaptability is a must have when it comes to sinking or swimming the business. Having individuals who are qualified to accept change is a must have, and should often be looked for in candidates. People who stick to the mold may not be the best fit for growth in a company and should be avoided.
Don’t be afraid to ask the tough questions to your candidates. Why was there an employment gap? What happened to their previous job? Oftentimes, a lie can be caught if the individual tells you one thing, and the previous employer tells another. Be sure to look for the individuals who are honest about their previous jobs and own up to whatever happened.
This one is incredibly important, an almost driving factor in a person’s performance within a company. A work ethic will make or break the production of a company on the daily. Tell your candidates that you are serious about work ethic, as it is crucial for any company to succeed.