Top 5 Qualities HR is looking in new hires

HR not only sees the domain knowledge and functional skills while hiring but also looks at the soft skills of a candidate.

Here are 5 qualities HR is looking to hire for..

1. Intelligence


Intelligence, here is not related to your academic laurels but to your ability to plan, organize, set priorities, and solve complex problems to get the job done in the stipulated time frame.

2. Leadership skills


Leadership skills have become very important these days for any organisation. In assessing leadership ability the HR usually assesses a candidate's willingness and capability to accept responsibility for results.

3. Honesty


As the saying goes

'Honesty is the best policy'

Honesty is one of the most important qualities HR looks for in a candidate for the long-term success.

4. Willingness to take risk

willingness to take risk

The willingness to take risk involves - accepting new challenges at work and also courage to speak up in difficult and distress situations.

5.Long term potential

long term potential

For HR employee turnover is an expensive proposition and hence, assessing long-term potential of an employee is very critical. Any organisation would not like to hire somebody who does not have the potential as a long-term hire.

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