As a business owner or manager, hiring the right team is an essential factor in the success of your operation and its ability to run without micromanagement. Technical skills are important, but it’s equally important that new team members are in sync with company values and the existing team. Ideally, there will be harmony between the nature of the candidate, company work flow and company culture.
You can get a sense of who a person is and how well they’ll work with others by paying attention to their communications and mannerisms—even before a formal interview. Whether you’re interacting in a phone call, email or in-person meeting, take note of how candidates respond to questions, what they talk about and how they discuss their experiences.