In today’s world, hiring is a lot more complicated than asking a few questions and making a hiring decision. As one of the leading staffing agencies in Harrisonburg – and Central Virginia, Adams & Garth knows you have to make every effort to uncover the “true” candidate…because chances are, the one sitting in front of you is holding some things back.
So how do you do that?
For starters, go beyond skill sets and be on the lookout for these 4 signs that a candidate is a good fit for you:
1. They’re enthusiastic.
When a candidate comes to you with all the right skills and experience, it can be tempting to overlook their lack of enthusiasm for the job. However, if you truly want to hire someone who’s the right fit, then enthusiasm and eagerness should be on your list of traits to be on the lookout for. Not only should they show enthusiasm for the job and your company, but for the industry as a whole.
Also, when you’re interviewing them, ask about outside hobbies. Having passions outside of work is a also a good indicator of someone who’s enthusiastic and eager to learn.
2. They’re flexible.
Regardless of the industry you work in, flexibility is critical for success in today’s rapidly changing work environment. And if a candidate showcases a rigid side, then be careful; they may not be able to adapt to changing forces as quickly as you need them to.
To evaluate a candidate’s flexibility, ask for examples of how a candidate had to change gears in the past and what they learned from it.
3. They can talk about weaknesses.
A candidate who has a canned answer about weaknesses or can’t come up with an answer at all is actually telling you more than they care to: namely, that they don’t want you to know their weaknesses. But when a candidate is able to offer you a specific example of a weakness, failure, or mistake and what they learned from it, it speaks volumes to the fact that they’re honest, self aware and able to learn from mistakes.
4. They’re inquisitive.
If a candidate doesn’t ask you any questions about the job or your company, or their questions are vague and boilerplate, then it could be a sign that they don’t care much about the job you’re offering. Instead, look for the candidate who asks smart, insightful questions about the position, expectations, responsibilities, and your company culture.
Want Expert Help Finding Your Next Great Hire?
If you do, let Adams & Garth know. As one of the leading staffing agencies in Harrisonburg – and Central Virginia, we’ll work with you to learn about your company, your culture, and your key staffing pains. We’ll then get to work sourcing, screening and interviewing candidates so we can find one that’s a great fit for you. Contact us today to learn more.