This is the sixth in a series of ten posts on hiring candidates for characteristics linked to high performance. Each post focuses on a key candidate trait, why it matters and how recruiters can develop processes to correctly and fairly evaluate for it.
So far, we’ve covered the science of first impressions, the important difference between hiring for personality versus character, how to hire candidates committed for the long haul, how to find and hire motivated candidates, and how hiring teams can find and hire talent committed to collaboration. This post will look at how hiring teams can identify and hire passionate candidates.
When it comes to the ingredients of success, none is more celebrated than passion. It rightfully brings together divergent figures like Phil Knight, Marie Curie, Quentin Tarantino, Toni Morrison and Michael Jordan. For each of these people, their overwhelming commitment to reaching their goals allowed them to do the remarkable things.