Five Qualities to Look for When Hiring

Episode #015
July 26, 2013
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Podcast Episode #015

We explore five qualities to look for when hiring a new team member. These qualities apply to any level of employment and in both church and secular hiring processes. Based on this post, the five qualities to look for are:

  1. Character
  2. Competency
  3. Chemistry
  4. Alignment
  5. Trust

Near the end of the episode, I also share some questions and examples you can use to help judge potential candidates on these five qualities. It is vital to have the right people on your teams. Looking for these five qualities when hiring is essential to making your team the best it can be.

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