by Ian Mills

When hiring for a position you are naturally focused on assessing candidates based on what you want and need and what is best for the business, but if you fail to thoroughly address what is best for the individual who is applying you are exposing yourself to one of the biggest errors of recruitment as well as missing the best opportunity to build a great team.

One of the most valuable characteristics of an employee is their genuine love for the job and their inner sense of gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity that they are in. These people are naturally more inclined to be engaged and give a lot to the role and company, be loyal, cooperative, and innovative, and be long term employees. Additionally when these employees are alongside similar, like-minded staff this will foster an exceptional team and work culture.

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