One of the great adages of hiring is: “We hire people for what they know and we fire them for who they are.”
To do a better job of hiring, we need to focus more of the applicant’s attitudes and personality traits rather than on skills. One area of focus should be “readiness” ( Prepared or available for service, action, or progress; Mentally disposed; willing; Likely or
about to do something; Prompt in apprehending or reacting).
Does the applicant exhibit a readiness to:
- Learn and apply new ideas?
- Change and adapt?
- Respond positively to correction or criticism?
P.S. The answer to the question posed in my last blog is: Warren Buffet. The winner of my special report, “Beyond Behavioral Interviewing,” is Maciej Polonski.