SmartTalent - Why Hire for PersonalityMore and more companies are hiring employees based on their personality and not their experience or skills. As this trend continues to grow, your company should take a long look at its hiring process and consider doing the same. In today’s post, we will discuss why your company should hire on personality.

Employees Can Learn Skills

One of the most important things to consider here is that most employees can learn skills, while a large portion of them cannot change their personality. Personality is a trait that is hard to change for most people, especially when it comes to working with others or dealing with customers/clients. It might take a new hire only three months to learn all the ins and outs of a new job and the skills required, while it can be downright impossible for the employee to change their personality.

Remove the “Know it All” State of Mind

When you hire based on personality, you are able to remove the “know it all” state of mind within your organization. You do not want, nor do you need, employees who think they know it all. This is a recipe for disaster among the co-workers and the employees with management. It is important to bring people on-board who have open minds and who want to help the company succeed as much as possible. Move away from hiring people who simply look out for themselves.

Find Someone Who Fits the Team

If you already have a strong team of employees in place, you do not want to hurt their chemistry by bringing in someone who is only focused on skills and has a know-it-all attitude. The chemistry of your workplace is vital to the company’s bottom line and client relations. Bringing in someone who has a good personality will not only keep your team chemistry strong, but it will also improve the image of your company to clients.

Look for Transferable Skills

If you come across a candidate who has a good personality, or one that will fit in nicely at your company, you can then look to see if they have transferable skills. Transferable skills are not present in every candidate, and might not be present in your top choice, but they can be very helpful if the candidate accepts the offer of employment. Transferable skills are typically skills that are not identical to what is required for the job, but are somewhat relatable. Having transferable skills can make it easier to choose a candidate based on personality.

Contact the experienced recruiting staff at Smart Talent today to begin your search for new employees.

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