Innovations International Discuss Great Traits To Look For
HARTFORD, CT, December 2013 – When building a team there are many obvious qualities you look for during the interview process, here Innovations International take a look at the less obvious qualities that will help build your business.
Communication - Look for candidates who over-communicate:
Entrepreneurship – Treat each person in the company as an entrepreneur in charge of their own domain. Too many companies shy away from entrepreneurs, but you should embrace them. Hire those with the curious, can-do attitude of an entrepreneur.
Hustle - Hustlers are essential. Not just in what they do — whether it’s sales, technical, marketing or anything else. You can teach processes, but you can’t teach someone how to hustle. Having an innate personality of being a hustler means they will do everything to help propel the business forward.
Happiness - Look for well-balanced, mentally healthy hires who have found a sense of happiness in their lives. Happy people serve clients brilliantly, work through conflict respectfully and don’t infuse unnecessary drama into the business.
Hobbies - Although it is good to have people with focus, it is also good to know that they are not entirely consumed by the work you’re giving them. Side projects and hobbies give them a buffer for when work is slower or less successful for a period, and it also makes them more interesting and valuable for the business as a whole (with higher network value and skills acquisition)
Time Management - Look for people who are really organized and great at managing time. If they are not, then they will never be able to finish a project on time, and that may not be good for the team or for your business. The last thing you want is a team member who procrastinates and makes other team members look bad because of his or her time management.
Ideas – You don’t want someone who is afraid to bring their ideas to the table — even if they aren’t in line with yours. Show me a well-thought out plan, and we can brainstorm on it. It shows initiative and leadership.
Restlessness - Place value on hobbies and activities that require an active mind and serious ambition. If team members show passion off the clock, then this will inevitably translate into their ability to be passionate about their work.
For additional information, contact a member of the Innovations International administration team at pr@innovations-