Hiring is a Good Thing
Needing to hire new people is a good thing. It means that your business is growing, or at least changing. In a perfect world, you get to hand-pick your new employees knowing everything about them before they even walk through the door for their interview.
But you don’t. So it’s important to consider key factors when going through the interview process.
We use an acronym PACE™ with our clients: Positive + Attitude + Crew, = Excellence. Now is an excellent time for a quick examination of these interrelated concepts.
Positive: Interview specifically looking for the person who will most positively embrace your core values. Quite possibly this may not be the one who has the best resume or GPA. Remember that having someone on your team who cares about the things you do is a far more desirable factor.
The importance of having your team on the same page cannot be stressed enough. It is what keeps you all working towards the company goals. That concept should be in the forefront as you conduct your interview. You need someone who embraces your values; it cannot be taught, either they have it or they don’t. Finding that positive person will have a positive effect on your company.
Attitude: Attitude is another quality you need to evaluate during an interview. It refers to how your candidate shows their opinions or outlook through behavior. How does this person listen and react to things you are saying? Do they have any insight into the position for which they are applying? Consider things like their temperament and level of common sense.
Crew: How and where will this person fit in with your existing team? If you have more than one candidate, bring them together for the interview. You will learn a lot about a person when you see how they interact with others, particularly those who are vying for the same position. Listen to what they say and how they treat each other, this is a great way to find out how they’ll interact with your Crew.
Excellence: Workplace excellence is an obvious goal yet one that deserves a mention. Projecting your expectation of excellence during the interview will resonate with your future employees. This is not just at the personal level, but at your measurable company level. They will know they are entering a well-oiled machine that has tools in place to monitor and correct on a weekly, quarterly and yearly basis.
You need people who are on board from the very beginning, people who are with you for the long haul.
Remember PACE = Positive + Attitude + Crew = Excellence for your company and for your culture. PACE is at the heart of our 4-hour hiring process; want to learn more contact us today!
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