Recruitment really should not be about simply "putting a bum on a seat". In my opinion, far too many companies focus too much on recruiting their new team members or Leaders from their competitors simply to buy their market expertise. Having the capability to do a job is clearly important but what happens if your new employee does not match your company culture. What happens if their behaviours lead to a having a toxic employee to manage and what will the impact be on your team's performance?
There is now clear evidence that recruiting individuals who align to your Vision and Values and who integrate quickly to your company culture will help you accelerate performance far more effectively than employing someone who can do a job but who will not integrate culturally. Not integrating is a ticking time bomb and is likely to be a Leadership nightmare.
Ideally we want to hire people with both the right attitude and the right aptitude. However, if I can only choose one of those two I will choose the person with the right attitude every time. This approach is backed up by studies which have shown that our 80 percent of our success is based on our EQ, compared to 20 percent for our IQ. This means that aptitude only accounts for a paltry 20 percent of our success.