Why You Should Seek Personality Over Experience When Hiring Staff
Hiring new employees is never an easy process. Hiring managers can receive hundreds of applications for a single position, and weeding out the majority of those applications can be daunting, and tiresome.
Typically, human resources staff will make it a little easier on themselves by eliminating certain candidates based on their lack of experience.
Personality and interpersonal skills are not typically evaluated until the interview stage, if they’re taken into consideration at all. By then, the applicants whose personalities are the best fits for the position may already have been weeded out.
Although the interview is a great opportunity to evaluate personality, many employers also do not put much weight on this factor. In the end, experience and special skills often win out. However, an applicant’s personality can be a much better indicator of how well they’ll do in their job.
For example, if a candidate has all the right skills; education and experience, employers usually look to this […]