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The hunt for good resources is challenging in any industry. For us, finding talent is critical to the success of our business. We continue to pride ourselves on the success we’ve had placing the right resources in the right roles. But beyond skill set, what else makes a candidate a great hire?  We found an awesome list of 7 C’s to consider when searching for the perfect hire, courtesy of forbes.com. We love this list, great for both employers and employees to consider before moving forward with a new employment relationship.

1. Competent:  Does the potential employee have the necessary skills, experiences and education to successfully complete the tasks you need performed?

2. Capable: Will this person complete not only the easy tasks but will he or she also find ways to deliver on the functions that require more effort and creativity?

3. Compatible: Can this person get along with colleagues, and more importantly, can he or she get along with existing and potential clients and partners? A critical component to also remember is the person’s willingness and ability to be harmonious with you, his or her boss.

4. Commitment: Is the candidate serious about working for the long term? Or is he or she just passing through, always looking for something better? A history of past jobs and time spent at each provides clear insight on the matter.

5. Character: Does the person have values that align with yours? Are they honest; do they tell the truth and keep promises? Are they above reproach? Are they selfless and a team player?

6. Culture: Every business has a culture or a way that people behave and interact with each other. Culture is based on certain values, expectations, policies and procedures that influence the behavior of a leader and employees.

7. Compensation: As the employer, be sure the person hired agrees to a market-based compensation package and is satisfied with what is offered. If not, an employee may feel unappreciated and thereby under perform.

Check out How to Find and Hire Great Employees for the full read!

Thanks Forbes!


Hall. Allen. “The 7 C’s: How to find and hire great employees.” Forbes.com. 18/02/2016

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