Why You Should Hire for APTITUDE

The Guy Who Could Not Learn Many years ago, I hired a guy who had more than 10 years of working experience and all the relevant technical qualifications and certifications. He did well in the interviews but there was one particular area that I completely overlooked — he worked almost exclusively by himself for most … Continue reading Why You Should Hire for APTITUDE

October 28, 2014

What is ATTITUDE?

In my previous article, I talked about Culture. If you missed it, you can read it here. Today we will examine the next attribute – Attitude. So what is Attitude? Attitude is something that is notoriously difficult to define. It is something that you know it when you see it and it is usually not … Continue reading What is ATTITUDE?

October 21, 2014

Culture, Attitude, Aptitude, Personality. Do You Know the Difference?

Lately, I’ve been seeing some articles calling recruiters and hiring managers to hire for attitude but not for aptitude. Honestly, I have been quite ruffled and disturbed by this strange trend of reasoning. One article had the following statement: “Hire for attitude, not aptitude. Knowledge and skills are certainly important for making a long-term hire, … Continue reading Culture, Attitude, Aptitude, Personality. Do You Know the Difference?

October 14, 2014