Every time a company has a job opening, managers are flooded with applications. Amid the sheer number of candidates, it can be difficult to make a decision and weed out the best from the rest, so it’s always useful to have some general guidelines in mind.
Emotional stability, a positive attitude and relevant experience are some of the hallmarks of the candidates more likely to succeed and contribute to the success of your company. There’s more to the hiring process, but these indicators should give you a good notion about who are the most qualified individuals in your pool of candidates.
The best candidates for any job have one core skill in common: they’re efficient. And don’t worry, you won’t have to look hard to find out, they’ll make sure you notice how efficient they are. Maybe they have researched your company and know some facts about it that even you ignore. Maybe they have noticed some flaw in your workflow that can change it for the better almost overnight. Their efficiency will surprise you and you will be tempted to hire them on the spot.
A Positive Attitude
A positive outlook is one of the most important traits to look for when screening candidates for a job. To be sure, working every day with an optimistic person is nice, but it goes beyond that. Workers with a positive attitude are more resilient and more likely to retain their poise under pressure, since they perceive setbacks as only momentary and easy to surmount.
Stable and Reliable
Emotional stability and reliability are two of the most important traits to notice when screening candidates for a position. These qualities can shine through even during an ordinary email exchange. Using this example, when applying for a job the tone should be courteous and professional and the candidate should be able to follow through with whatever instructions are given to them.
With Relevant Experience
A candidate can be extremely nice, optimistic and efficient, but all that won’t matter if they don’t have experience relevant to the job they’re applying for. A candidate who already has experience related or skills directly transferable to the position will make and immediate impact and will be able to fit in seamlessly with little or no additional training.
This broad outline will help you spot excellent candidates, but the hiring process is way more complex than that. Our experts at Plexus Global can help you hire safely and efficiently, delivering results with integrity.