Personality Over Experience

Hiring a new employee with the longest experience or the best qualifications may seem like the ideal choice for a business, but what is often left unconsidered is their personality.

An employee’s personality matters. How they will interact with your clients and how well they will work with your current team is going to affect their performance in your business.

Always remember that you can build your employees’ knowledge and skill base on the job, but you cannot alter their personality. Picking a candidate who has the longest experience but no enthusiasm for the role may not be the wisest choice. Be open to motivated and passionate candidates who are willing to learn as these employees can usually be moulded into the best team players.

Consider these qualities whenever you are hiring a new employee:

Positivity and confidence is key 

Adding enthusiastic employees to your team can change the overall energy in the workplace, creating a more enjoyable environment for all. Energetic employees will always put more focus and effort into each task they complete.

Confidence goes hand in hand with a positive outlook. A confident employee will be comfortable in their role and more willing to take on challenges. They have the self-assurance to convince your clients that they are the best candidate to take on their work.

Action focused 

Do not be wary of employees who are inexperienced but looking to take action or form innovative ideas in their role. Though not every decision they make is likely to be successful, they have more potential to grow your business than an employee who stays inside the box.

Dots the ‘i’s, crosses the ‘t’s 

Employees who pay attention to the finer details are more likely to avoid making silly errors that might seriously jeopardise your business.


A long history of experience is useful, but to maintain and protect your business’ reputation, always look to employ candidates who are honest and genuine.

Career motivated 

Those employees dedicated to growing their careers are always looking for ways they can perform their role more efficiently to move up the ladder.


The information in this blog is intended only to provide a general overview and has not been prepared with a view to any particular situation or set of circumstances. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor does it constitute advice. While we attempt to ensure the information is current and accurate we do not guarantee its currency and accuracy. You should seek professional advice before acting or relying on any of the information in this blog as it may not be appropriate for your individual circumstances.

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