Monday, April 2, 2012

Picking the wildcard

When choosing who to add to your small business, you may be tempted to take on the employees that are the safest choice. Similar work experience, a follower, completely versed in what they will be doing. An article from Inc.com instead says that there are great qualities from employees that you may not be aware of. It is food for thought the next time you are confronted with more than one possible candidate.

 The first quality from the list is that the employee ignores their job description. They say that in a small business, taking on multiple hats and different jobs comes about because there is not a large pool of resources to draw from employees. The employee that gets things done is more important than the employee that sits and waits for someone take the task from them.

 The second is that they should be eccentric. Differences are good when working in a small group. If all your employees have the same skill sets and experience then they possibly might have the same blind spot when dealing with a problem. This may not be due to malice, it is just a matter of experience. An employee with a different outlook can be interesting and ultimately rewarding. A good opportunity might be just out of view to one person that another might see.

 To read the other six qualities from the Fox Small Business article, click here.