“Hiring someone who is perhaps less experienced but has the right attitude can be a fantastic investment because generally what happens is that you get someone who is very keen to improve their skills very quickly. They’re prepared to do extra work in their own time in order to fill in any weaknesses…
Giannikos explained that he decided to make the switch to ‘hire for attitude and train for skill’ after he had taken on some people who ended up being false starters. He said that he has found that staff members with years of experience can also ‘lack energy and real drive.’ Although experienced staff may know about the industry, the terminology, and the dynamics of the company, these are things that can easily be learned by less experienced but more enthusiastic team members.
“Partnering with Rookies has been great to help clarify what exactly we are looking for in a candidate.” Rookie Recruits takes on the bulk of the process by running the ads, doing the resume and phone screening, and the first-round interviews. Consequently, Webster interviews only the candidates who are considered a good cultural fit for Acacia and who have the good attitude and work ethic Webster requires…
Virtually all employers know the frustrations and costs of repeated staff losses. It can be a huge drain on time, resources and sanity! If we hire entry-level candidates based on their potential and attitude then that’s a great start – if we get it right. But we also […]
Regular readers will know that we are big advocates of companies recruiting youngsters with a good attitude, the right cultural fit, and bags of potential. Often such strong candidates can be found in high schools, colleges and universities: there’s nothing new about businesses hiring graduates but it is […]
We often hear from employers that it’s difficult to get the right people to fill their positions because of the “skill gap”. That is, there simply aren’t enough qualified and suitably skilled people around to adequately step into available roles. This has potentially serious effects for the economy […]
A US inventory management company called Fishbowl, recently featured in Forbes magazine, is a good example of what we have been saying on this blog and to our clients: forget about hiring only the most stellar champions of your industry – and create them yourself! Hiring on potential […]
In our previous post we stressed how important it was to create a career path for employees, in order to enhance loyalty, motivation and performance, lower staff turnover and attract new employees. A planned progression of jobs within a particular profession is attractive on many fronts and a […]
“Hanson have used Rookie Recruits for just over 12 months. From the start Rookie Recruits really wanted to know more about our organisation and culture. They are young and innovative and they really want their candidates to be a great fit in a fairly mature culture. They launched […]
“Time and time again Rookie Recruits have sourced and delivered strong candidates. Having filled multiple roles for us, they have managed our account with a great deal of quality. This is due to the hard work applied to understand our business, and an ability to access an untapped […]
“Rookie Recruits are refreshingly different to work with, their tagline “Attitude is everything” is lived by their people in the high level of service they provide. They seemed to get it, candidates that actually fit the profile we requested! You CAN get the person you need at Rookie.” […]
“We at V-net have been using rookie recruits for over a year now. Previously the screening of candidates was a timely and labour intensive exercise. Since the introduction of Rookie Recruits, the labour savings have been huge and more importantly the calibre of candidates has been outstanding. The […]
“The level of service from Rookie Recruits is exceptional, the only thing that surpasses the quality of the service is the calibre of candidates they put forward. I can 100% rely on Rookie Recruits to save us time and find the perfect candidate for our business in any […]
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