Hiring New Employees

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Do you think personality is an important qualification for new hires? Or do you think experience is more important ? Hiring new employees is never an easy process. Hiring managers can receive hundreds of applications for a single position, and choosing out the majority of those applications can be hard , and uninteresting. Among the degrees and certificates, there is also a real human being with attitudes, values, and mannerisms An applicant’s personality can be a much better indicator of how well they’ll do in their job. An applicant’s skills and knowledge of the field are almost always considered more important than personality in a potential hire. Depending on the job and the company, the right person will need …show more content…
These days more companies are willing to think outside the box when it comes to their business models, their approach to everyday problems, even their pay scale. And in this new environment, it’s not important to know it all. It’s important to try new things and get on board with new ideas. Personality is the key to making those leaps. Sir Richard Branson explains that , " The first thing to look for when searching for a great employee is somebody with a personality that fits with your company culture. Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality. If you can find people who are fun, friendly, caring and love helping others, you are on to a winner " . 'Personality is the key. It is not something that always comes out in interview - people can be shy. But you have to trust your judgment . If you have got a slightly introverted person with a great personality, use your experience to pull it out of them.'"It's like riding a bike," says Petra Wilton, of the Chartered Management Instiutute. "Most people can ride a bicycle, but not everyone can be Olympic winners. It's the same with management and …show more content…
We’re more connected than ever before, so many of us are working longer hours and with more commitment. With this is mind, it’s important to find and hire passionate people, who genuinely care about the business and its purpose. Purpose is no longer a buzzword. It’s a must-have. Passion and purpose will keep people focused on the job at hand, and ultimately separate the successful from the unsuccessful. Personality is meaningful to management, because employees' personalities may dictate how well they perform their jobs. Personality may indicate how hard a person will work, how organized they are, how well they will interact with others, and how creative they are. Personality is different from ability. Whereas personality may dictate attitudes towards situations or people, attitudes are transient and personality is enduring. Because personality is a trait, this also means that a person is likely to behave similarly in a variety of situations. This does not mean that a person cannot or will not adapt to a change in circumstances (e.g., behavior at work versus behavior in social situations), but that, on average, a person demonstrates similar personality across all situations and may behave differently from those with dissimilar personality

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