What’s the best way to find awesome team members who will contribute to your organization?
Think attitude … not skill.
We learned this years ago from Southwest Airlines who “hires based on attitude and trains for skill”. In fact, according to a Southwest spokesperson, if they can’t find someone with the right attitude, they won’t even hire for the position.
But how do you hire based on attitude? Take a look at the following:
1. Is the candidate motivated to learn about your company?
Focus on individuals who are curious, inquisitive and open to new challenges. These individuals will be easier to train and more willing to explore new opportunities.
2. Does the candidate get excited about your organization’s mission, goals and values?
Individuals who align with the organization's mission, goals and values tend to be more engaged and motivated in their work. Engaged employees, who have an emotional commitment to the success of the organization and its goals, average an increase in productivity by 20-25%.
3. Does the candidate fit with your company culture?
Every organization has a unique culture that makes it special. Look for individuals that resonate with your current staff. Research shows that workers are more likely to enjoy their work when they fit in with the company culture.
Look for individuals with a great attitude and are motivated to learn and grow with your organization. Finding employees who are committed to your organization is a key component to your business success.