When hiring a new employee, it’s easy to get caught up searching for someone who checks all your boxes; however, that person rarely exists. Instead, it’s best to focus on finding a candidate who perfectly fits your company culture and mold them into your ideal staffer from there.
Personality traits rarely change, but a candidate willing and able to learn can turn into the best employee you’ve ever had. If you’re focusing on skills alone, it’s time to shift your strategy.
Four Reasons to Hire an Inexperienced Candidate
They’re Eager to Learn
Candidates who are a bit “green” have a hunger for knowledge. Instead of trying to pretend to be industry experts, they admit to not knowing much and are truly excited to learn. Far from burned out, these professionals bring an energy and passion to the job not always seen with more experienced workers.
They Have Fewer Bad Habits to Break
Every company does things differently. When you hire an experienced candidate, you have to spend time teaching them to do things your way, instead of continuing on with practices learned from a previous employer. Old habits can be very hard to break, so this could very well be more time-consuming than starting from a blank slate with a less-than-seasoned candidate.
Inexperienced candidates know they don’t meet the minimum requirements for the job, but they apply hoping you’ll see their potential. When you take a chance on them, they don’t forget it. Expect them to return the favor by becoming a loyal employee who will rack up years of tenure with your company, giving their all to the job every day.
They Cost Less
Since inexperienced candidates don’t have the required experience, you don’t have to pay them as much. If money is an issue, this can be a wonderful way to get a fantastic worker without stretching your budget. You’ll have higher upfront costs with training expenses, but in the long run, it will definitely work out in your favor.
Experience isn’t the only factor that matters when choosing the right person for the job. Join forces with StaffMasters to find the best-fit candidate for your manufacturing, distribution, logistics, call center, administrative and professional opportunities. Contact us today to discuss your needs!