With 2020 having arrived and Chinese New Year just around the corner, it’s a time of great flux in the labour markets of much of Asia. A polished résumé and an impressive list of qualifications is a good start, but what else should HR pros be looking for when trying to identify the perfect candidate for a role?
Here are 10 essential attributes that you should consider when adding a new member of staff to their workforce.
#1. Co-operation It may seem a no-brainer but if the person is unable – or unwilling – to ‘play nice’ with their colleagues it's going to make for tough going. A successful team needs co-operation. Each individual adds their own unique range of skills to make the team more vibrant and productive.
#2. Can they communicate ideas effectively? There is an art to communicating with colleagues in such a way they can immediately grasp what you’re on about. It doesn’t matter if you come up with tremendous ideas that can be a game changer for the company if you are unable to convey it effectively.
#3. Do they demonstrate leadership qualities? Some people are natural leaders. Every team needs leadership, otherwise the overall performance and execution of good ideas will suffer.
#4. Are they sociable? Do they have the ability and desire to get along with others? If not they will likely hinder progress.
#5. Dependability Team members rely on each other to achieve overall success. You need individuals you can trust and who are prepared to pull their weight.
# 6. Efficiency Do they possess the skills to do the job and can they adapt methods to make the job easier for themselves and the organisation overall?
# 7. Selflessness Are they willing to make sacrifices for the team?
# 8. Do they have a can-do attitude? Some individuals are natural self-starters. They will push themselves to make it happen and can bring along others in the team with them.
# 9. Self-confidence Confidence and self-belief are highly desirable personality traits.
10. Can they think outside of the box? An abstract thinker can come up with a solution their co-workers might not have even thought of investigating.
Parts of this article were first published on the HR Grapevine website.