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How I Hire: Focus On Personality

by Sir Richard Branson – Founder of the Virgin Group

There is nothing more important for a business than hiring the right team. If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success. However, the best person for the job doesn’t always walk right through your door.

The first thing to look for when searching for a great employee is somebody with a personality that fits with your company culture. Most skills can be learned, but it is difficult to train people on their personality. If you can find people who are fun, friendly, caring and love helping others, you are on to a winner.

Link to the rest of the article:  http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130923230007-204068115-how-i-hire-focus-on-personality?trk=mp-reader-card

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Predicting Adverse Risk Behaviors

By Keith Rosenblum, Lockton Insurance

“…..recent Cornell University study involving a large hotel chain’s 29,000 job applicants test over 12 months, the scree (using an integrity test) group experienced about one-half the claims frequency and 39% less severity than the controlled group of unscreened applicants.”

Note:   the article also shows the importance of integrity testing for other industries

Link to the rest of the article: http://www.lockton.com/Resource_/PageResource/MKT/Rosenblum_Integrity%20Testing_May13.pdf

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