Six Traits You Can't Overlook When Growing Your Team
The smartest leaders hire people who collaborate well
The hiring process is often stressful, time-consuming and expensive. While the figures vary depending on the size of your business and the industry you're in, Glassdoor has found that the average U.S. employer spends about $4,000 and 24 days to hire a new worker.
What's more, according to a poll conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business, 47 percent of small businesses reported that they couldn't find qualified applicants for their open positions. That means if you had to settle on an applicant, and he turned out not to be the right fit, you'd have to start the hiring process all over again. That means more time and money down the drain.
However, if you know the traits that help your business thrive, the hiring process becomes easier and less expensive--both in terms of time and finances. But what should you look for in potential hires? Here are six traits of great teammates that you should keep an eye out for.
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