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4 Reasons You Should Evaluate a Candidate on Commitment and Passion

World-class organizations make commitment and passion requirements when hiring their leaders. These traits are central to sustained performance gains and business improvements.

Recent research has shown that up to 87.7 percent of the U.S. workforce is unable to contribute to their full potential due to a lack of passion for their jobs. When you evaluate candidates, look for personal resilience and a lifelong commitment to growth and learning. Starting with your candidate assessment process, ensure you avoid this “passion gap” and reshape your team in the direction of amplified high performance. The benefits include:

  1. Passion engages organizations. For those who truly love their work, it is more than just a job. It becomes a life calling and a mission. These leaders naturally engage others as their passion drives a relentless desire to help and please. It fuels an insatiable hunger for excellence and an unquenchable thirst for success.
  2. Commitment leads to return customers. Once a customer or client interacts with an employee who is highly committed to their work, they tend to compare everyone else to them. Interacting with someone who is passionate about their calling translates into increased customer engagement with your company. This positive vibe can quickly become viral via actual and online “word of mouth.”
  3. Nothing stands between a passionate leader and victory. Inspiring leaders sell the benefit of reaching their vision. They care so deeply about their hopes, dreams and ambitions that they will walk through walls to realize them. If their goals align with yours, you have it made. As they achieve their own wins, your organization will see victories in terms of shareholder value, employee satisfaction and long-term success.
  4. Commitment yields long-term value. The reinforcement of optimism is the hallmark of a successful leader. The best ones stay focused on the ongoing value that their brand creates for its customers. Even when people fear dark days ahead, they offer words of hope and encouragement. When employees know their manager is committed to helping them grow as individuals, they return the gesture with respect, loyalty and commitment of their own. Once a leader begins to inspire those around them, the results can be electrifying.

The executive search consultants at BrainWorks have extensive experience in sourcing and assessing top talent. Our unique Talent Acquisition Profile and Talent Evaluation Process help guarantee the best possible results and return on your recruitment investment. Contact us today to learn more about our executive search services.

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