With schools returning, rush hour traffic back in full force, and exam results just released, it’s hard not to notice that there is a potential glut of talent in the market consisting of freshly educated and highly motivated individuals. With university fees being so high, businesses have the opportunity to attract outstanding talent who might have chosen the University route 11 years ago (the last year of ‘cheap’ fees) and who are now in the jobs market.
When recruiting someone with little workplace experience, how do you assess whether they would be suitable for your business? The key is determining their attitude and willingness to learn. This article from a Dominos franchise owner in the USA has a few interesting takeaways (sorry about the pun):
- You should actively challenge how reliable the candidate considers themselves to be out of 10.
- You should pay attention to how the candidate behaves upon arrival in particular – do they show initiative?
- Does the candidate show enthusiasm?
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