Yes, I get it. We’re excited if an applicant for a posting applies for the job… and their skills are even remotely close to what we want. We’re thrilled if the person even responds to a text or email. We’re elated when we get a phone screen or in-person interview with the person. We’re absolutely giddy if they actually answers the phone or show up at the scheduled time.
All those hours and days of searching for a new employee at the frontline, specialty, or even leader level…resulting in being brushed off or ghosted. Finally, a candidate to consider for the position that’s been vacant for too long.
That’s the moment you have to STOP. BREATHE. And REMEMBER…
You need more than a heartbeat, a fogged mirror, or the skills to do the job.
Quality still counts in how this candidate:
- Builds and maintains relationships
- Defines and lives out their purpose
- Gets things done WITH people
- Focuses on results as a team
- Brings out the best in others, in all situations.
This all takes more than just a heartbeat, it takes the heart of a servant with talent and skill.
Resist the temptation to settle. Or you’ll have to do it all over again when you let them go.
Life is a team sport. Build your team with quality.