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5 Insights for Finding and Keeping Good Employees

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Chief Executive | 5 Insights for Finding and Keeping Good Employees | By Roger Franklin

Naturally, many companies are picky about who they hire. The best workers aren’t always found in obvious places, though, and they don’t always have the exact skills being sought. Competing effectively means CEOs need to be flexible, able to look beyond skills to other traits and capabilities, and should give points for how well someone would fit with the company culture.

The following 5 tips can help you avoid several pitfalls and fill your company with motivated workers who share a passion for your industry and the work you do.

  1. Don’t wait for perfect. Technology changes incredibly fast, so holding out for the “perfect” candidate can hinder your hiring efforts. Instead, look for individuals who are bright enough to quickly learn the skills you need and who will not only fit into the company culture, but also change it for the better.
  2. Keep an open mind about education. A college degree suggests someone is willing to stay the course to achieve a goal, but it isn’t necessary for every position. Many entrepreneurs have started tech companies without a degree and done very well. Hiring companies must be willing to consider things like certifications individuals have earned in their personal or professional life, indicating they are dedicated to gaining knowledge.