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Major Traits to Look for While Hiring a New Employee

By Sthitaprajnya Panigrahi

Recruiting new-fangled employees can be both laborious and overpriced for businesses. Not only most of the businesses give extra efforts to hold on to as many hard-working employees as possible, they also must take good recruiting decisions to avoid a significant loss when it comes to the drill of new hires. Turnovers can be affluent given the investment companies do while training the new employees, and businesses should refrain from hiring someone who does not have the long-term potential and other key attributes to outshine. Characteristics like commitment and durability are some of the significant factors that the interviewers must look for in an interviewee’s resume. Apart from them, there are many qualities that companies should look for while signing new employees, and these qualities can be discovered in the first interview.
Some of them are mentioned below:

1.    Ability to Yield Successful Outcomes
While interviewing candidates, encourage them to speak about their past accomplishments. Maintaining an accelerating graph is much smoother within the organization, when new hires have a proven track record of creating prolific results. Permit new recruits to brag about their previous successes and meanwhile clarify the details regarding how they managed to achieve their various career goals. Most of the recruiters look for enthusiastic candidates who are eager to push the boundaries and possess an individual ambition towards the future endeavours.

2.    Passion for Work
Candidates who are passionate about what they do tend to give positive vibes to other employees as well. People who know what they are doing and have genuine love for the work they do, often stay with the companies for longer period of time than people who work out of boredom or just for the sake of monthly paycheques. Recruiters should take a note that, enthusiasm is a prodigious trait to be possessed by a new employee. Passionate and outgoing employees are often valuable to a business or an organization because they are much capable when it comes to operations management.

3.    Fit into Company Culture and Work Environment
When interviewing a candidate, it is important to check if they are the ‘perfect-fit’ for the organization. It can be analyzed in two distinctive ways. First, check if they are fit for the position itself based on their knowledge, skills, experience and inclusive ability to efficaciously accomplish the essential functions. Second, measure their suitability for the organization as an individual by foreseeing how well they would personally align themselves into the company culture. Employees who feel positive about their position within the company and possess a sense of belongingness at the organization tend to stay longer.

4.    Ambitiousness
Businesses always prefer to hire motivated and ambitious people who will not only explore their limits and go beyond what is asked of them. Ambitious employees often work hard to give their best possible performance in their position. They have the mindset of exploring and experimenting innovative ways to improvise their work. An employee who owns these qualities is certainly more entitled to a better chance of being considered for more exciting and enormous positions once the opportunity arises.

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