Anyone who owns a business wants to staff it with employees that will bring added value to the table. Most of us want employees that will enjoy the work enough to want to stay and grow with the company as well. However, many employers are ill equipt to navigate hiring compatible employees, beyond looking at past work experience and other qualifications. There is another layer that may be even more important when it comes to hiring the right employees.
The Personality Factor
Every business has a culture. Anyone you hire should fit into that culture without having to try too hard or change. It’s often tempting to hire someone that has all the skills needed for the job even although they don’t have the right personality for the company’s culture. This is almost always a grave mistake because unhappy employees don’t stay, no matter how well they are paid. Before you fall in love with a potential employees skills and training, check out their personality and make sure that the company culture would be a good fit for them. For example, if your company is very laid back and personal and you’re interviewing someone with a stellar resume that happens to be extremely formal and uncomfortable with too much personal interaction, they are not a good fit. It would require them to change who they are as well as their comfort zones just to fit in. That’s too much to ask from anyone. Next.
Respect & Credibility
Believe it or not, part of making a good hiring choice has a lot to do with credibility. However, the credibility of the job candidate is not the only important factor. The candidate must perceive you as credible in your role as the manager or boss. Do not hire anyone that doesn’t view you as credible or qualified to manage them. You will have many problems with insubordination. This may be an issue if you are thinking of hiring someone who is considerably older than you are and very experienced. Even though you may not have any problems at all, you may have an issue with them if they have already given indications that they question your qualifications and authority during the interview process. Pay attention. If a potential employee doesn’t view you as credible it may be difficult for them to respect you. This is an important point regardless of whether you run a business that performs vacuum processing or caters food.
Hiring an employee that will complement your business in terms of skills, experience, and company culture, is extremely important. In addition to skills and experience, personality and credibility are important factors as well. Hire your next employee from a comprehensive standpoint and your chances of hiring an employee that will complement your business will be great.