How to Win at Hiring Decisions

By: Adam Hall

Marketing segmentation

The secret of successful hiring is often not in finding a one-to-one match-up with every skill needed to perform the job successfully. Even if you do manage to locate the person with that precise match, you may not be able to retain that employee for a long period. She/he may find the position less of a challenge and could look to leave as soon as possible.

Managers who are best at hiring will often report that their best employees were the ones who brought the right mix of problem-solving skills and tenacity to their roles. When choosing between candidates, someone with the right amount of passion and intelligence will likely be a better hire than the one who lacked those items, yet had the exact experience required by the position. This is where an effective skills-based training program from SS&C Zoologic Learning Solutions comes in. If you could find your perfect candidate whose only weakness is some of the financial knowledge required by the position, why not hire the person and then use Zoologic’s library of web-based self-study courses to fill in any gaps?

The advantages of this approach are twofold. First, you will be able to concentrate on finding someone with the right fit for the position, without becoming mired in detail. And secondly, you will demonstrate to your new hire that yours is the kind of organization committed to helping employees learn and grow. This has a marked benefit in employee retention and productivity.

You can’t teach energy and you can’t teach commitment. Make hiring decisions based on those qualities – and let us take care of the rest. Take a look at our brochures or request more information to see what we have in store.

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