Challenge Your Thinking

The Bottom Line To Peak Performance Vol 7, Issue 37 Mar 10

The Role of Passion in the Hiring Process

There are a lot of aspects to consider when interviewing candidates for an open position - skill set, years of experience, ability to fit into the company culture, etc. The list goes on and on. However, there's one factor that many companies completely overlook, and it can often come back to haunt them.

That factor is passion.

A candidate's passion for what they do could be considered the "X Factor" of any search. That's because when a person has passion for their job, they're compelled and they're driven to not only carry out the duties of the position, but also to do so extraordinarily well. For people with passion, going through the motions is not an option. In fact, it's not even a consideration.

Here are three reasons why employers should hire people with passion over people who lack it:

  1. They're more productive

In mid-November, 2011, I was just about where I was sales-wise the year before, but I'm happy to say that by sticking to the business plan that Norman and I had worked on over the previous five to six months I reached my short-term goal for the last two months of 2011 and as a result increased total sales for the year by 8%! (and my business usually takes a slight hit in sales during the holiday season). Based on this I set a solid goal set for 2012 and I am extremely confident that I will attain it by using the skills and processes that Norman helped me to set in place. Now that we're halfway through the year I am on track with my goal and my sales to date are up 22.5% from last year! I highly recommend Heritage Hill Partners to any business owner reading this who is so busy with the day to day activities that's there's not enough time for you to plan for the future and grow your business.

Josh Donovan,
South Shore Business Checks & Printing

Executive Coaching & Consulting - Boston, MA

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