How to Hire Exceptional Talent
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Building your team is probably one of the most important things you can do as a Leader.
Bringing in people who complement the company’s values, purpose and direction is really going to provide you with a competitive advantage.
Cohesive teams who trust one another achieve great results, whereas individuals who join and are not rowing in the same direction hinder results.
An ineffective team’s output is usually less than the sum of the individuals, whereas an effective team’s output is far greater than the sum of the individual contributions.
So this is by no means a definitive list and you need to find people with the right behaviours that complement your team, but it should give you some good ideas to improve your hiring strategy.
7 Behaviours to Focus on When Hiring
1/ Growth Mindset - do they have a Growth Mindset? Do they see challenges and setbacks as part of the journey? Will they get back up again when they make mistakes and try again? Are they open to learning continuously and making things better? Fixed Minded people don’t like change, they don’t like being wrong or seeing other people succeed. Hire Growth-Minded people.
2/ Integrity - this is where people do the right thing even when no one is looking. It’s about people wanting to do something to the best of their ability because they care and they want to do a good job. It’s about following through on what you say you’re going to do and telling the truth. You need people you can trust and that feel trusted. Integrity shouldn’t be a value, it’s an expectation.
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3/ Energy - look for people with positive energy. There is nothing worst than having someone who is negative and leaving people feeling like “I never want to work with that person again”. Someone like this is never going to help the team. Look for people who are positively charged, want the team to succeed, and are open to new things.
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