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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.
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.
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.
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