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April 2018

3 Signs an Applicant Is a Good Fit for Your Team

3 Signs an Applicant Is a Good Fit for Your Team

It's a well-known fact that employees are the most important aspect of making a business work. You can't do everything by yourself, so it's important to make sure you have the right people for the job. Robert Haft released survey results from 1,400 executives that found one-third, or 36%, felt that the leading cause of a failed hire was poor skills match.Another 30% of executives said that the failed hire was because of unclear performance objectives.

Human resources consultants are typically in charge of career placement, and even talent acquisition, but how do you know they are getting the right people? Here are 3 qualities to look for in an applicant to determine if they're the right fit for your business.

They Ask Questions

Applicants who ask questions during their interview typically stand out more than applicants who don't. The questions they ask during the interview can vary, and great questions are different from ordinary questions. Do you feel like they are actually listening to what you're saying? Are the asking questions to learn something specific?

They Are Excited to Learn

Speaking of learning, do they seem to like it? Typically, a job requires people to be able to learn new things at a pretty fast pace. The urge to learn new things is what keep many employees motivated, so it is a great quality to have. When employees are motivated and feel passionate, they typically put out their best work.

They Align With Your Vision

Every company has a vision, whether you know it or not. Your vision is the reason that you come to work every day. It is why you do what you do. It's crucial to make sure the people you hire share that same drive. Listen to what they ask about your business, and know it's okay to ask the forward question: "Why do you want to work here?" It can give you a good idea about their values and whether or not they align with your company's.

Looking at a job applicant and deciding whether or not they're a good fit can be difficult. If they ask good questions, are excited to learn, and line up with your business's values, then they are probably a safe bet.