How Do I Know What to Look For in an Employee?

Stop guessing. If you are serious about hiring the best employees, then find an objective way to discover who has the most potential for the position. The challenge is that some people have great interviews or resumes, but they turn out to be duds when it comes to being productive. Others come in with low expectations and blow everyone out of the water with hard work and a great attitude. So what is the successful hiring strategy?

Success at work is the product of having the right knowledge, the right skills and the right attitude. You can teach someone the right knowledge and skills, but you can't teach attitude. The successful strategy is to hire for attitude and train for competence.

You know how important it is to have the right employees. If a colleague is not performing well, the consequences for the sales figures and the team unity might be dramatic. Be sure that you have the right type of person before it's too late. But how can you really know for sure? How can you objectively and accurately measure a person's attitudes or motivations? Trying to collect this kind of complex information during an interview is very time-consuming while most organizations find it too costly to hire more recruiters.

The solution is jobEQ. Our tools, the iWAM and VSQ, are objective tests that accurately measure how people process and use information. These tests combine recent developments in cognitive science with years of proven research to bring you the fast, affordable way to figure out who is wired for success. The best thing that you can do is to use a jobEQ Model of Excellence and use that for pre-screening candidates. We profile your top performers, find out what they all have in common, and create an ideal profile from this information. Then we compare candidates to the Model of Excellence to see who has the highest potential to become your next top performer!

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South West Airlines was the first company to apply the "Hire for attitude" technology that underlies iWAM. They became so good at it, that the Freibergs wrote a best-seller about it:

Get the book discussing how Southwest Airlines applies our 'hire for attitude' mantra

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last modified: 2018/Oct/13 01:06 UTC