Daily Employer Tip: Trust Your Gut

December 22nd, 2010 | Hiring Resources | No Comments »

Listen to your instincts about a candidate you’ve interviewed. The best candidates are ones with more than just the technical skills you’re looking for. They need to be a good fit on your team and in your company’s work environment. Since these things aren’t tangibly measurable, you’ll have to trust your gut instinct. Plus, your existing employees have a unique perspective of their team and work environment, so their instincts are important too. More often than not, if everyone feels good about a candidate, the candidate works out as an employee for your company – even if their technical skills aren’t quite at the level you’re looking for (people can easily learn hard skills, but it’s hard to change them if they’re not a good cultural fit).