How Do You Hire Employees that Add Immediate Value to Your Team?

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The success of your business is reflective of the people you have working for you. Hiring the right employees can help increase productivity and revenue, while hiring the wrong ones can damage your company’s reputation and decrease morale.

Here are 5 things to keep in mind as you are vetting applicants.

  1. Do they identify with the values of your company culture?

Company values are the core pillars that direct your company culture. Employees who identify with your company values will integrate better into the work environment, which lends itself to higher productivity.

  1. Do they possess an optimistic attitude?

Enthusiasm and optimism aren’t something that can be taught. They are natural traits that applicants either have or don’t have. Look for those who are passionate about what they do, as well as wish to see others succeed.

  1. Do they think outside-the-box?

A valuable employee is someone who can follow directions and bring a fresh sense of creativity to the team. Creative thinking is something that should be welcomed with open arms. A new way of thinking can open the door to new strategies that will help your business succeed.

  1. How well are they answering your questions?

Finding the right fit for your team is about asking the right questions during the interview. Choose situational and behavioral questions so you can see how candidates react to a certain situation. These types of questions can help you to gauge their problem-solving skills as part of a team.

  1. Do they have solid references and the required skill set?

Understanding if someone is the right fit for a job starts with their prior experience.  A solid reference from a previous employer or a reputable member of the community is always a box you should check.

A Little Goes A Long Way

While there are certainly other things to consider when it comes to hiring, looking for candidates who have the aforementioned traits is a great way to identify top talent that will add value to your team.

If you’re struggling to find the best talent for your team, contact Star Staffing today.  We’ll work closely with you to identify the right types of candidates who will add value to your organization and thrive in their new role.