As any HR department or business owner knows, hiring the right candidate for the available position(s) has many variables and as such, it is important to develop a hiring criteria to help make the right hiring decision(s).
The following characteristics are what we look for in our candidates:
Communication. Receiving a resume from a potential candidate in our inbox is most often the first communication with us. Did they follow directions? Did they customize their “objective”? Did they bring what was requested to the interview? Were they on time? Did they dress-up? If so, we’ll continue.
Positive attitude. It is everything! This lays the groundwork for the foundation from which our company is built. If the employee is upbeat, awake, and ready for the tasks at hand, through training we can build them up from there and give them the tools they need to be successful.
Likability. It is imperative that the candidate we hire has a likable personality and we believe we can develop a good rapport. This will show through in their cleaning.
Hard Workers. Good candidates may have worked since they legally could and are often self-sacrificing busy- bodies who prefer to work instead of being idol. They like the satisfaction they get at the end of a day’s work transforming a dirty area into a clean one.
“Work With Employees.” This trait is closely related to attitude. Basically, it is an employee who works “with you”, similar to a teammate would to a common goal. If we meet a potential employee who seems to exhibit the following characteristics early on, we almost always move forward with this candidate:
- Listens and follows directions well = Willingness and desire to learn.
- Asks a lot of questions relevant to the position = Prepared, interested, and is detail oriented.
- Is prepared at the interview/research = Takes initiative and self-starter.
- Is helpful and caring = Willingness to serve our clients.
- Accepts responsibility for their actions = Takes pride and ownership in their work.
Drama-Free. Outside of the “extenuating circumstances” we all experience in our daily lives at one point or another, we believe living “drama-free” is a choice. We look for positive, down-to-earth, and friendly individuals who like-wise believe the same.
Background Check/Reference Check. Both are thoroughly examined prior to hiring.