Get the Productivity and Determination You Desire in an Employee: Hire for Spirit

Which is the more crucial aspect to target during the hiring process, level of skills relevant to the job or level of spirit?  Spirit, as defined by Michelle Randall of Fast Company, refers to soft skills such as teamwork and “heart.”  And while Michelle isn’t suggesting to hire someone completely unqualified if they have high levels of those soft skills, if a candidate is hired that doesn’t have those qualities it can lead to discord in the work place.  In addition, Randall suggests hiring for spirit is especially important in the qualification of a manager, as their job is to be a role model for their reports.  Read “Should You Hire For Skill Or Spirit” to learn more about hiring for spirit.