Hiring positive personalities

When it comes to hiring, companies rely on their HR to get the right candidate who fits a vacant position and the company’s culture. The individual’s personality is very often ignored as HR spends most of their time focusing on ticking off boxes on standard hiring checklists – candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience.

However, it’s often the individual’s personality that counts most as it has a huge impact on the others working with them, and on their own potential with the company. A negative vibe may be toxic to the workplace, killing productivity and morale within the workforce.  

During the hiring process, it helps if HR can concentrate their efforts on the candidate’s personality. HR can pick out traits through their communication and read their body language and behavior during the interview process. For this, it is best for companies to be equipped with tools which are able to automate standard requirements to enable HR to focus on the candidate’s soft skills. 

Creating a feel-good workplace culture

HR plays a huge role in creating a positively challenging yet safe and happy workplace for employees. A feel-good management enables performance and create engagement. The workplace culture is impacted by its people, values and the physical environment. HR can play a part by telling new hires from the start what and why they are doing something, and especially explaining how these actions fit into the overall plan and competency framework of the company. 

For example, at BrioHR, we have flexible working hours and an unlimited leave policy. When new employees join the team, during their onboarding, they see that ours is a culture built on trust and respect – everyone trusts that their team mate is doing their best in their everyday tasks, everyone respects each others’ decisions. This culture is reinforced verbally multiple times by everyone in the company, as new hires may require time to acclimatize to such an independent way of working. However, the perks of verbal reinforcement are such that new hires don’t have to assume or second guess.