Hire for ‘energy’

“I, for one, am pleased to be in a hiring mode once again and am faced with the ‘problem’ of adding staff to increase capacity. As our economy continues to temper itself, indicators suggest adding staff is prudent.

“While still a little gun-shy of recent economic contraction, we are challenged to add instant value to the organization. While certainly there are positions that absolutely must be staffed with specialized and experienced candidates, there are more than the most obvious benefits to adding unskilled and inexperienced candidates to your payroll.

“These candidates must possess one prominent trait: enthusiasm. The addition of new energy and verve to your workforce not only provides you with an opportunity to develop the future top thinkers and performers of your business, they also provide the instant impact of reinvigorating your current ranks.

“What we have found is the addition of staff that has no idea what the ‘old normal’ was can only focus on the opportunities that exist today. While the ‘seize the day’ attitude is great to work with and develop directly, it is also powerful to witness your seasoned staff rediscover the industry through the eyes of someone who is discovering it for the first time.”

Chad Jampedro is Chief operating officer at Brookfield based GSF Mortgage Corp.

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