Hiring the wrong person significantly derails any business, but at a smaller company, it has an especially major impact. Successfully hiring the right person involves knowing what traits to look for in a potential employee. But what traits are you supposed to look for?
"Clients tell us over and over again that their number one concern has been hiring and retaining top talent. A recent Harvard Business Review article… says that rather than emphasizing competencies of any particular job, hiring and promoting talent should be based on the candidate’s potential... Potential is, the article describes, 'the ability to adapt to ever-changing business environments and grow into challenging new roles.' In today’s fast changing business world, this makes sense." You can continue reading this article by Trinnie Houghton here.
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