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It seems everyone is recruiting at the moment. At every turn I see jobs being advertised, news reports about the low unemployment rate and people in my network leapfrogging into new roles.

I’m excited for them and excited that our country is coming back to life, propelled by a massive sense of opportunity.  

We are recruiting for growth at team HC too!  

While I don’t have thousands of jobs on offer like Sydney Airport at their recent jobs fair, (I have just one, maybe two) no matter the scale, for me success always comes back to making sure the fit is based on what I call “inside qualities”. We can teach skills but it’s much harder to teach attitude and aptitude.  

So, make sure your recruitment process lets you truly get to know someone. Alongside all the usual practical stuff, ask these types of questions which I’ve found always give me a bit more insight.  

  • What work do you most enjoy? 
  • What is your superpower? 
  • What motivates you? 
  • What will make you stick around? 
  • What are you most proud of? 
  • How would your friends describe you?  
  • Why do you want to join us?  

And make sure they talk to your team and it’s not a one and done interview process. It’s in these conversations that all the other benefits of working with your business and team will come out. Things like our Bec shared unsolicited on LinkedIn the other day when talking about the Account Manager role we have on offer. It was really gratifying to read her perspective.  

And finally, other than hoping you will share our job ad and find us someone brilliant, I just want to note that sometimes the one who needs the right attitude is us – the ones recruiting. In the current environment, we need to be ready to make the role work for the candidate as much as it works for you. No role created on paper will ever be perfect for someone – it just doesn’t go that way. So be ready to be flexible.  

If you’d like to work with our awesome team or have a candidate in mind for our open job, please get in touch: [email protected]  

Sue Hardman