Employers: Hiring Employees Who Care (Part I)

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When it comes to employees, one of the major sayings that gets tossed around is “quality over quantity.”

But there’s more to that saying than simply hiring employees who have the skills, experience, and characteristics for success: they need to have passion, too.

Over the next few days, we’re going to talk about hiring employees who are passionate about their job. For today, we’ll talk about three reasons why you should hire employees who will really care about their job. Take a look below:

  • When your company succeeds, they succeed (and vice versa). One of the most important things about hiring employees with passion for their job is the excitement they gain from seeing that your company does well. Simply put, these employees have a lot to gain when your company does well because they’re personally invested in your company. In turn, a lot of their success depends on yours and vice versa, making it a highly reciprocal relationship. This helps to ensure that both parties are doing their best to reap the benefits of this teamwork.
  • They look for progress. Employees who are truly passionate about their jobs and want the company to succeed do more than just meeting the end-of-the-year goals—they’re also trying to go above and beyond and look towards the future. This drive and push for progress can do wonders for your company, as it helps you to think outside of the box, giving you a better chance to stand out amongst the competition.
  • They strive for excellence. A passionate employee’s strive for excellence is one of the driving forces behind their work ethic, which is a great thing for you because you see all of the great benefits from it. Passionate employees go above and beyond in every aspect, from their push to help others succeed, to the extra details they add to their work, and even to pushing themselves to learn and adapt beyond their boundaries. This kind of work ethic can do wonders for your company culture and success, making these types of employees a valuable asset.

Check back tomorrow when we go over a few ways you can scope out these passionate employees during the hiring process. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts by connecting with us on Facebook or Twitter!

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