Here at Strategy Solutions, we act as an international recruitment agency, specializing in the onboarding of professionals in three distinct areas—healthcare, IT and executive search.

Regardless of whether or not your current recruitment needs fall into one of the aforementioned categories, the importance of making the right hire the first time simply can’t be understated.

Think about it—building out your team with the right personnel is vital for workplace growth and sustainability. Are you currently in the process of searching for your team’s next game-changing employee?

If so, before pulling the proverbial trigger, make absolutely certain that your soon-to-be employee possesses each of the below qualities:

1) Detail-Oriented

Facebook is the king of social media.

That said, in recent years, the booming brand has become even more famous for a sign hanging in the main entryway of its headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The sign reads, “Done is better than perfect.”

The point is a valid one, but to make the kind of hire that will change your company for the better, you need more.

For accelerated growth to take place, every member of your staff will need to get beyond merely completing tasks, focusing more on the finite details that bring about greatness, instead.

For this to happen, micromanagement must be the farthest thing from your mind. As such, look to hire employees who pay attention to detail—this is where some of the biggest differences are ultimately made.

2) Goal-Driven

When performance is regularly measured, the likelihood of progress increases. It’s a simple philosophy, but it’s one that works.

Unfortunately, no matter the industry in question, people don’t like the idea of being held accountable. Because of this fear, the vast majority of people you’ll interview for employment will prefer to avoid goal-setting at all costs.

And it makes sense, right?

With well-crafted goals in place, employees are accountable to the company, leadership and most importantly, themselves. This puts pressure to perform on them — yet another thing far too many mediocre people don’t want to feel while at work.

When it comes time to make another hire, extend an offer only to those who are willing to measure their progress, making improved performance more of a guarantee, and less of a half-hearted wish.

3) Adaptable

Though by no means the deciding factor, much of the success your new employee will see comes down to one thing, and one thing alone — adaptability.

The workplace environment is constantly changing — clients, coworkers, circumstances, business trends, technology, etc.

The best employees are the ones who aren’t so set in a routine that they’re unable to remain effective when change rears its undesired, yet absolutely necessary head.

4) Passionate

Here, the fairy-tale idea is that if you love what you do for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life. Is this completely realistic?

Not entirely—financial hardships, seemingly insurmountable obstacles and workplace conflict are just a few items that inevitably lead to stress. Yes, a positive attitude can help, but the most desirable elixir is that of authentic professional passion.

We see it all across the board — high-quality employees are genuinely passionate about their work, company and personal progress. Naturally, when things take a turn for the worse, they’re the first to begin looking for long-term solutions, as opposed to taking the easy way out.

It’s in their DNA.

It can be difficult to identify passionate candidates while recruiting, but to help out, know now that it’s most commonly associated with hard work. Needless to say, look for evidence of this in a prospect’s work history.

Conclusion

Have you found anybody who possesses each of the above four qualities?

If not, resist the urge to settle.

Take it from us—whether on your own or with the help of a healthcare IT recruitment agency, persistence will pay off. Keep your eyes peeled, and before long, you’ll find the right fit to keep your company prosperous.