Different types of employee in a workplace

The Ideal Employees To Hire and Develop for Any Organization

It’s almost the end of the year. Are you happy with what you’ve achieved so far?

If you’re a businessman or a hiring manager who is committed to growing your company, you’re probably aware that every move you make is crucial and sets the tone for the company moving forward. That said, remember that every new recruit has the potential to accelerate or slow down the growth of your business. While some positions require certain skills, here are some traits that are often overlooked but may just be what your organization needs.

Employee #1: The Quiet One

Walking the talk is hardest (if not the most impossible) to teach.

We all know that crowd pleasers are the life of the party (and it does help to have them in the company), but what matters most is if they can deliver on their goals. If you find a candidate who’s quiet but can finish the tasks at hand, he is a keeper. In fact, oftentimes you will be impressed by the power of their ideas or their insights. A good balance of the yin and yang is ideal in the work environment.

Employee #2: Humble Hard Worker

There is more than meets the eye.

Humility and hard work are not the most common pairing. But you’d be surprised because although rare, they exist. These are people who are accustomed to work hard and strive to be effective about a project rather than the benefit that comes afterward. Believe it or not, these people are usually more successful at their jobs. Examine carefully and be curious about what’s going on behind the scenes.

Employee #3: Digital Expert

IDK (I Don’t Know) about you, but I’m getting myself a guru.

Not all businesses require an online presence, but let’s be honest: we live in modern times when it’s become beneficial and even integral to know the Internet’s perception of your company. With information flowing rapidly nowadays, it’s always a bonus to have an employee who knows the ins and outs of social media. These people have accounts on multiple platforms and spend several hours online everyday. They can help you review good and bad feedback about your company’s products, services, and working environment.

Employee #4: Believer First, Skilled Next

The difference between possible and impossible is determination.

Believing in what you’re doing and what you stand for is the first step to longevity. Do not underestimate the less skilled because as long as they have the motivation to go the extra mile, this will last him throughout his career. They’re the glue that will keep your business going even through hard times. This is why you need people who believe in what your company stands for. In the long run, skill will always be overtaken by devotion.

Employee #5: The Curious Learner.

Get people who are willing to learn.

The curious learners are usually underdogs. By definition, an underdog is a person thought to have little chance of winning a battle. They’re not experts yet but they find ways to be better, and these make great employees. Should you choose to hire these people, take them to greater heights during the course of their stay in your company and you’ll benefit from all that they’ve learned.

At the end of the day, the important predictors of a great employee will highly depend on a company’s objectives and goals. Hiring is a strategy in itself and every business must figure out its own process, but one common denominator for all is to get away from what’s on paper and look at the deeper intangibles. Remember: hiring the right people is almost always better than hiring the best people.


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