Rock Star Employee
Want to succeed in business? Hire the right people!

Heard that before, right? Well, there is a reason for that: because this advice is valid.

Having the right team on board can take your business to the next level and bring huge success – just like hiring the wrong people can slow down your progress and sometimes, shut down your business.

You see everyday businesses with enormous success, despite the odds against them, and businesses that have everything and struggle.

The difference between the two is the people. With the right people beside you, you can do anything.

That is all great, but how do you find those rock star employees that catapult your business?

It all starts with the recruitment process. However, it takes skill and attention in identifying the candidates who have rock star potential.

So, let’s look at four qualities rock star employees have that others don’t.

1. Strength of Character and Determination

You can often uncover someone’s potential simply with examining the way they handled tough situations in their previous jobs.

It’s not the situation itself that can determine if you’re interviewing your next rock star, but the tactics the employee used to handle a difficult situation.

What was he thinking when making the decision, what were his goals and what did he learn from that particular experience?

All these questions give you a some insight into his way of thinking and if he has the ability to get things done. This will help you decide if he’s the right person for your own business.

2. Curiosity

Curiosity is never out of fashion. A person who has the curiosity to discover information beyond his or her job description or to continually learn new skills, is the one you need on your team.

It’s difficult to assess how curious someone is in an interview.

However, if you pay attention to the questions he or she asks about your company, your business strategy and where you plan to take the company, you can quickly decide if the potential candidate is really interested and passionate about your business – or is just courteous.

3. Passion

With so much noise around you and so many things to do and think about, you need to make sure to surround yourself with passionate people.

Passionate people dedicate themselves to your business, find solutions, think things through and see things ahead of time. These are the rock stars you need on your team.

4. Empathy and Teamwork

We live in a collaborative world, where the work of a team can make or break a business.

You want your rock star employees to work in teams, to be part of the team and to have empathy. You want them to understand and collaborate with their teams, to prove they put themselves in others’ shoes before making a decision.

These employees pay attention and encourage teamwork. In other words, you want your rock star employees to show leadership skills and inspire people.

Finding your next rock star employee is not easy. It requires a lot of work on your part, an understanding and a clear vision of where you want to take your business – and the people you need beside you.