While you need to hire candidates that are skilled and knowledgeable in their area of expertise, it’s also important to pay attention to their interpersonal skills.
Candidates that are hardworking and experienced may not necessarily work well with other team members and may have a hard time fitting in with your company culture. You should always consider how well the candidate will get along with others and contribute to the team in addition to fulfilling their job responsibilities. Here are some tips.
Ask Team-Oriented Questions During The Interview
You need hardworking employees who are also interested in working with others. No matter what department your new hire may be placed in, it’s important that they have good people skills. Ask them whether they have worked in teams in the past or if they have led a team for a project. The answers to these questions will give you an indication that the individual is team-oriented and a succesful fit for your available opportunity.
Determine Leadership Potential
Some of the best team players are also leaders so you may find someone who is a good fit for your company culture if they exhibit strong leadership traits. Leaders are usually more flexible in nature because they’ve learned how to get along with different types of people. They may be more open to adapting to your company culture than non-leaders, making them a more attractive choice for a new hire.
Assess Interest In Company Culture
Did the candidate express any interest in learning more about the company culture, team activities, and social events? Did they appear interested in participating or were they focused entirely on the job and the job description? These qualities can give you some indication of whether the candidate will be a good match for the company or if they will end up being more introverted and disengaged from company events and social activities. Even those who are more introverted in nature will need to express some interest in joining the group and learning about the company.
Hiring candidates that fit your company culture is almost equally as important as hiring individuals who are highly qualified for the position. If you need help with your hiring process, consider working with PrideStaff Atlanta. Contact our skilled team today to learn more about the benefits of partnering with our team, as you work to grow yours.
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