5 qualities to look for in the right employee

Hiring the right travel staff for your business fundamentally impacts on your ability to be successful. Bad hiring decisions are not only frustrating, they can also jeopardise the longevity of other valuable employees, slow down productivity, and ultimately cost you a great deal of time and money.

Getting it right first time is a challenge, but it will ensure heightened productivity, a successful employment relationship and a positive impact on your work environment.

Hiring managers may be lucky enough to be presented with a selection of equally skilled and qualified travel professionals, or just a single relevant application. In all cases, however, the most successful hiring decisions are often made where employers consider the following employee traits and characteristics when making their decisions:

  1. Strong work ethic: This is the one of the most popular qualities hiring managers look for in a travel candidate. Employees who set high goals for themselves, or respond well to being stretched and challenged, may prove to be the most productive. 
  1. Dependable: This will be the difference between an employee who sometimes delivers, and one who always Candidates who show a commitment to completing tasks on time, as assigned, during the application process will likely continue this behavior as employees. 
  1. Positive Attitude: A positive attitude has many benefits for individual travel employees and their colleagues. Positivity leads to a more productive workday, and creates a better environment for fellow employees. Great employees will earn a positive reputation for themselves. One trait to identify in a candidate is their ability to acknowledge mistakes and still move forward in a positive way, thereby suggesting a resilience in the workplace.
  2. Self-Motivated: When it comes to finding good employees, hiring managers often look for travel candidates with strong initiative who achieve results without needing constant guidance. Sheer enthusiasm and interest in the work is often enough to drive these employees. 
  3. Team Player: You’ve heard it before, but there is no “I” in “TEAM.” Even those who are hired to fill individual positions will often need to work with others to achieve their goals. Many travel companies succeed through team work and cooperation. As you review applications and conduct interviews, look for candidates with a history of collaboration, as well as giving and receiving constructive group feedback.

Travel recruitment can often be challenging and carries an element of risk. You can increase your chances of a successful recruitment decision by considering a candidate’s personality and traits, in addition to their skills and qualifications. The best recruitment companies will know their travel candidate’s well, and be able to suggest the right ‘fit’ for your role and organisation.

Need professional assistance with your travel recruitment needs? contact meBianca@progressivetravelrecruitment.com or visit my LinkedIn profile and connect with me. I would be happy to show you how our expertise can tackle your recruitment challenges.