Why Talent and Qualifications aren’t enough when hiring employees
If you’ve ever met someone from TSheets, at a conference, event or even on a plane, you might notice something unique. We have a strong culture. Very strong culture some might say. It’s not in the way we talk per se, we’re not long-haired hippies (although we might have a few closet hippies - you know who you are... :)
Yet we do hire for culture. We hire employees who love to work hard and play hard— who can adopt and live our core values and bleed TSheets. They must be able to thrive in an environment without micromanagement (sounds like a gimme, but you’d be surprised how many people rely on hand holding). In fact our employees aren’t "managed" at all; they thrive on expectations and are given the tools to achieve and excel. And they do.
We also all happen to wear TSheets shirts a lot. And we’re passionate. Very passionate.
While we do err on the side of cultural fit, we don’t lack exceptionally talented employees. Quite the opposite in fact: our executive team is a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Our employees are so incredibly talented they are continually being recruited by other businesses (and often offered more pay) and yet we still have a close-to-nonexistent turnover rate.
So when hiring a new employee, talent and qualifications are important. Yet to grow a company passionately, filled by those who believe in your product and their ability to achieve their goals and conquer obstacles, however, is a product of your culture. And it’s not for everyone.
But it is for the right ones.
Here at TSheets, our culture is built on the following quote by Calvin Coolidge:
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems for the human race."
So next time you’re ready to hire, and you have potential candidates filling your lobby (due to your awesome job descriptions courtesy of JuvodHR), wait for the candidate that is talented, qualified, and trumps everyone else when it comes to your company culture. The future success of your business will be glad you did.
- The team at TSheets