Whether you are an owner, a hiring manager, or a skilled professional seeking a better gig, there are three core competencies or skill sets that every good company today seeks to hire. And whether seeking a permanent or contract hire, good companies focus on at one or two if not all three of these areas of expertise in every hire they make today. Stay tuned – we’ll tell you what those are – the most sought-after skill-sets smart professionals cultivate today.

When we are asked to recruit a key person, sales leader or a financial leader, any discipline of leader today, three skill-sets emerge as the most important and impactful tools businesses need and smart professionals offer. Today we want to introduce each of the three, and in later episodes talk about each in greater detail:

Number one. Business strategist. Individuals who can see the big picture yet grasp the details of positioning the company or helping the company position itself for the future. This strategic mindset is critical for success today, ‘why are we doing this?’ ‘where are we going next?’ and not just at the top. Outside-the-box thinkers throughout an organization is what smart companies seek today.

Number two. Efficiency Maven. There’s been a ton of training and certifying and educating about efficiency. Yet the true measure of this skill is having a mindset or a passion for improvement that changes everyone’s game to greater efficiency. Can you ask those questions that spawn a team with a passion for always getting better?

Number three. Techno Teacher. Upgrading technology stems from practical experience, technical knowledge, and the emotional intelligence to build internal tech-savvy communicators who make it fun, who make it simple, who sell it as coaches and trainers. Techno Teachers offer solutions in cloud software, mobile apps, using ERP systems, Techno Teachers leverage the technology to grow the business.

How do you find these three game-changer skill-sets? How do you build them in yourself? We’d welcome a conversation about how you can add team players who bring these competencies to work every day. Call us or email or better yet, text us.

Dan Toussant, your Executive Recruiter, shares planning tips for hiring sales professionals. He suggests hiring managers consider three things: Expectations, Testing, and the Process and Timeline. Tune in for the details.

Visit Dan’s website, Dan Toussant & Associates, for more recruiting information.

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