Recently we’ve discussed the importance of soft skills, how new hires fit your brand and recruiting for requirements versus roles, but what about resilience? Does that candidate have what it takes? Employee resilience isn’t a new concept, but it is now more important than ever to a company’s success. This concept is generally defined as a worker’s ability to learn quickly, adapt to different responsibilities, be resilient to setbacks and willing to seek new challenges and opportunities. All-time great Michael Jordan has said, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
A lot of larger corporations not only test their candidates for these traits, they also upskill their workforce through employee resiliency courses. However, smaller businesses can benefit by taking note of these types of business strategies. It’s possible for a small business to ascertain these types of qualities in potential new hires through scaled-down tactics. Being able to read between the lines when reviewing resumes, structuring interviews in a way that elicits this type of information and having a quality background check partner are all ways you can accomplish the same goal. Having resilience, or grit, is what it’s going to take for companies to be successful, especially going forward.
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