What qualities does a candidate need?

erangoldman@gmail.com, 21 November 2017

After you finish an interview with candidate and you all agree that he fits except …

How can you take the decision if to offer him the position or not ?
ghSmart, a consulting company that expert at recruiting processes created the Malleability model to determine if it is something that he can change or not …

Fast change

Those are easy to change, and should consider as a disadvantage.

  • Product Knowledge
  • Familiarity with the company, and understanding of its organizational dynamics
  • Familiarity with technologies / development environment
  • Self responsibility
  • Planning / personal organization
  • Skill to guide other people
  • Focusing on the right goals for the company

Easy change

It is still not advisable to give up to a candidate who lacks those.

  • Market domain knowledge
  • Listening ability
  • Mentoring ability
  • Delegation of tasks
  • Hiring A-players
  • Self-awareness

Hard to change

These are features that are not easy to change. If you are wondering about a candidate for features from the list – consider the possibility that, despite any expression of desire, these qualities will not change.

  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to focus on a limited number of topics.
  • Openness for feedback or other ideas
  • Discretion
  • Determination
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative / proactive
  • Confidence
  • Build good relationships with people
  • Team work / cooperation / work for common goals
  • Influence / influence without authority
  • Dealing with “politics” / organizational dynamics
  • he discovery of empathy for others
  • he ability to stimulate others’ retention / motivation and energy
  • Excellence / raise the bar
  • Treatment of weak workers (managers)
  • In the opinion of the public, the work of the staff (managers)

Will not change

If the candidate lack one of those, it will not change/ Thing again about the hiring process

  • Intelligence / sharpness
  • Systematic / analytical capabilities
  • Creativity
  • Drive – The urge to do things
  • The desire to influence and bring about change
  • Great challenges / risk taking
  • persistence
  • The amount of investment in the workplace
  • Self-control
  • Honesty / integrity
  • Assertiveness
  • Respect for others / acceptance of others