Hiring a new employee will always be a step in the right direction for your business. As time goes by and your business begins to thrive, an extra pair of hands can be exactly what you need to succeed. But when it comes to hiring a new employee to join your team there are a lot of things you need to think about.

From their experience to education, backgrounds checks with Checkr and references from previous employers there’s lots to check during the hiring process. That’s why today we are going to talk about one element that may change the way you think about choosing a new employee.

Personality is a huge factor in choosing a new team member because at the end of the day you need to get along. That’s why today we are running through some of the best personality traits you should look out for in a new employee.

Ambition

When you speak to a prospective employee in the interview stage, you should immediately be able to see their ambition and passion for the role. The best employees are ones who want to grow and thrive with you, and make a difference to your business as well as their career.

Focus On A Positive Working Environment

When we continually dish out targets the morale can take a dip. We have to figure out creating a positive working environment. Your employees need to feel supported but they also need the freedom to create. There are things that you can do to make this easier. You could implement an open-door policy or create new company traditions. And while it won’t change the business overnight when you start to sew in the idea of a positive working environment, people will flock to you. People always want a company that they are happy to work for and this usually means that the job they do doesn’t really factor into their decisions. If people are happier they will work better.

Confident

There’s nothing wrong with being shy, but if you are hiring for a customer facing role it is always better to choose someone who is confident and willing to talk on the phone and in person to others. Plus, a confident soul can be a great addition to your team and they can make a big difference to you and your business in the long term.

Humble

Confidence is one thing, but cockiness is never welcome. As a business owner or a manager the last thing you want to do is hire someone who thinks they are better than everybody else. The kind of person who will walk with swagger and answer back is never a good addition to the team. Pick someone who is talented but also humble, someone who won’t make a big song and dance about their efforts but will instead just get on with things.

Reliable

When hiring new person for your business you need to be aware that they should be reliable. Someone who always shows up on time and doesn’t call in sick for any reason is the kind of person you want working for you. This makes a huge difference in terms of your productivity in the office and you’ll not be wasting money on someone who isn’t working enough.

They fit your office

Every office has its own unique culture and structure. The trick to finding someone ideal for the role is to find someone who gets along with your peers. You’ll know as soon as you meet someone if this is the case and choosing someone who gets along with the team is always a good thing for morale in the office.

Whoever you hire, make sure to consider personality as a big factor in your decision making this year.

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