We ask this question a lot in the training sessions and workshops we run and the feedback we typically get looks something like this:
- Technical knowledge
- Communication skills
- Self motivated
- Good with all levels of people
- Attention to detail
Notice anything about this list?
Almost all of these are behavioural qualities that someone possesses, or their suitability for the job.
Next question we ask is – When you hire someone what tends to be the main things you actually look for in the selection process?
Typically the answer is something like: Skills, Knowledge and Experience, or what you could call someones eligibility for the job.
Here’s the problem – if behavioural attributes (suitability) is the main difference between an average or excellent employee yet most companies hire people for their skills, knowledge and experience (or their eligibility), surely there is a flaw in the thinking if you want to recruit excellent employees?
At The Urquhart Partnership, we aim to recruit for suitability as a priority over eligibility. And it works.
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The Urquhart Partnership Ltd.