If you were an employer what would be the most important thing for a new hire?

United States
December 12, 2007 3:26am CST
If you were hiring someone and theres a group of people with similar education and experience who would you pick and why? Would you go for their looks and appearance as the first priority? Would you look at their backgrounds as first priority? Would you look at their personality? What would you consider and why?
6 responses
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
14 Dec 07
I definitely would look at their backgrounds, the kind of functions they have in their previous experience. The things I would consider is how this particular person relates with me during the interview, that's when personality comes in. It is important for me to somehow have a comfortable aura with the person for me to achieve the things I need to achieve in work.
• United States
17 Dec 07
Yeah their background is very important. I would check out if they ever been in jailed or been doing some other things they should be doing. Then check out if that person is someone you would like to work with as well...thank you for your response...
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
12 Dec 07
First ill rather check her profile & work experince then in he/she in thier personality, and give a training for 3 months in that time you can see if they really sencere to thier job. simple staff & good management all the staff that you hire they will give good a performanceit your friendly to your staff, but not all the time just give them a limit too.
• United States
17 Dec 07
Wow, 3 whole month of training that is a lot of money you are talking about. If I am going to give that much training for that person that better be the right person or else my company would loose a lot of money which could have gone to some other use...but yeah I will train then and they will have to under go some time for me to see if they can work out for us and vise versa. Thank you for your response dear...
@skivvy (23)
• China
12 Dec 07
first, i'll choose married guys, but not too old,of course. they are more seirous than guys unmarried.Second 2 males and 2 females are suitable if you want to pic 4, cause tedious work may not appear so bad when work with opposite gender :)
• United States
17 Dec 07
LOL...what a way to pick who you want to hire...I really wouldn't want to choose like that but you do it like that because you know that they have a family to support and the bread winner of the family therefore they will stick to their job more than others will....
@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
12 Dec 07
Assuming they all were fairly equal in terms of experience and education, then work history would be my biggest concern. I'd want to hire on the one with the most reliable work record ... the one that worked fewer jobs for a longer period of time as compared to those who worked more jobs for a shorter period of time. I suppose excellent references would also be a factor in deciding between them.
• United States
12 Dec 07
That sounds great. I believe that is a good way to pick out and choose an employee. Although majority of the time it is pick differently....Thank you for your response....
@shak143 (1280)
• India
12 Dec 07
Hi i never go for look and personality untill unless iam selecting for modeling.depending on job profile and depending on there activeness i select employees but not on there physical and dressing.
• United States
12 Dec 07
Then you be amaze majority of the employers do look at the person's physical appearance as their first priority. It is sad but the truth. I remember going to my career classes back in the days of college they told us that it is important that we dress for an interview like we are going to win meaning we have to dress for success...
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
I think I still have to consider his skills even if he is an ex-convict so that he can blend back to the society. :) Sometimes, these people all need a chance. :)