According to think-tank leader and Ochre House managing director Sue Brooks, many companies make the mistake of only focusing on an applicant's skills and abilities without first considering how they will fit into the company and perform as part of a team.
Her comments follows the launch of a think-tank by the organisation, which found that employers should be focusing on qualities such as adaptability, enthusiasm, energy and focus on delivery when deciding which applicant to hire.
Ms Brooks added: "At the same time the case for recruiting 'new' people must be made at all levels. Failure to do so could lead to resentment on the part of the current workforce."
Recently, Victoria Brannen, chief executive of Maya Asset Management, told HR Magazine that firms need to view their employees as part of the business which can be harnessed to drive profit strategies.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Source: The Sales Executive News