Hiring for curiosity
When talking with a client recently, curiosity came up as a vital personality trait in the person we were going to recruit for her.
It was clear to me when she mentioned this particular attribute as to why it would be important.
It can be demonstrated in so many ways:
Thinking about why we do things the way we do around here – and if there is a better way
Asking about how things work to better understand them and their impact on others
Wanting to understand colleagues and what is important to them
Delving in to the software applications used to see if they are being utilised to their fullest potential
Seeing external ways of working and bringing them to the team, to see if they might work
Asking people about their careers and how they got to where they are
Being genuinely interested in how the company is performing
Natural curiosity is a very desirable characteristic in a person when hiring, so why hadn’t I thought of this before?
I will be looking out for indicators of curiosity in the people I hire for my clients and for my business in future.
What do you think?
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