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What do you look for in an employee?

Discussion in 'Employees and Human Resources' started by Federico.Gimeno, Jan 27, 2016.

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  1. Federico.Gimeno

    Federico.Gimeno Member

    What would be important for you when hiring someone for your business or project?
  2. ReadmeByAmy

    ReadmeByAmy Member

    If I will be hiring someone for my business I will choose someone who had the determination and the confidence within himself/herself that he/she possess the qualities what the job requirements are looking for. Next is someone who had the experience and good recommendation from his/her previous work having the same kind of job description. And lastly someone whom I can trust and who had that honesty and integrity as a person.
  3. Digsby Trace

    Digsby Trace Member

    Aside from previous experience and good recommendation, he has to be a people person and knows how to handle stress. I think this is very important when you're working in the hospitality industry or any business that focuses on customer service. I also want my employee to be open-minded, adaptable and are willing try new things. I don't care much about his lack of experience as I'm willing to train people but he has to have listening skills and willing to be trained.
  4. ProxyRadar

    ProxyRadar Member

    Most on the professionalism and responsibility
  5. djentre

    djentre Member

    I am not a fan of the traditional interview. That's why, I like to "test drive" and let the other person test drive as well. Simply put, nothing is certain for a month, after which, either they stay or they go.
  6. Nikita

    Nikita Member

    The biggest thing I look for is a genuine interest in the job, no matter what the position is. I understand that most people are in it just for the pay, and I don't expect every applicant to be enthusiastic about being an employee because I have been in that position myself and it's not really something to be all that excited about, but I do look for a genuine sense of interest at least. Sometimes I try and give them time to get into the groove too because I know it's hard to show interest until you have experience with the job already for a while and see exactly what it's all about.
  7. 111kg Member

    It really depends. I tend to be a slacker a lot of the time, therefore it's easy for me to spot people with the same attitude. So... want my employees to not be those type of workers who do the minimum quantity of work possible so they wouldn't get fired.
  8. eProject

    eProject Member

    You must look for someone with relevant skills so that your projects may be successful. Look for someone who has the will to work, don't force your friends into positions that they are unable to work properly. Look for someone with no criminal records.
  9. briannagodess

    briannagodess Member

    Here's what I look for in potential employees:

    1. Positive Attitude. Someone who won't bring the whole office down with cynicism and skepticism.

    2. Responsible. Someone who knows what to do and when to do it.

    3. Willingness to Learn. That person must know when to ask and willingly learn anything he does not know.

    4. Team Player. That person has to be part of the team and makes the team work better.
  10. Corazon

    Corazon Member

    I had been doing interviews for applicants to positions in my department and the 2 important issues for me is knowledge of the job and attitude towards the job. That first one is pretty easy because I can easily get a good grasp of the knowledge in 2 or 3 questions. But the second one is difficult to know. I have many experiences where interviews have been 90% in rating but the actual performance is a failure particularly in terms of interaction with other employees. Maybe that's another aspect to look for - a team player and not an individual worker.
  11. VirtualGlobalPhone

    VirtualGlobalPhone Moderator MVP Member

    After the selected lots out of the basic screening, the one who really get gets sold on the first intro of the business and project!!! hire him / her.
  12. If I'm going to hire for my company. I will look for a responsible, honest and determined employee. Skills maybe secondary especially if he/she is willing to learn.
  13. Ezy

    Ezy Member

    To be honest talent is still the priority followed by ethics and then personality.
    Talented persons interested and passionate about skills is vital in my opinion.
  14. Adrianna Nine

    Adrianna Nine MVP Member

    I worry that this is a little too impractical. People generally like to be able to rely on their jobs, so making them work for you for a month with "no promises" is a little sketchy, and certainly not something I would apply for. A week would maybe be acceptable, but after that, you need to be willing and able to treat them like an actual employee.
  15. Bhaskar

    Bhaskar Member

    When looking for the ideal employee for your project I'll go with who is ambitious, confident, humble, passionate & postive
  16. Nikolas Member

    Sometimes, hiring someone too ambitious and confident may bring negativism in your team.

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