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It Might Not Show On Their Resume, But Personality’s A Factor You Need To Take Into Consideration With New Employees

Have you been looking to hire new employees for your business? Looking for the person with the longest experience, or the best qualifications might seem like the ideal selection criteria, but don’t discount the impact and importance of personality. Make no mistake – their personality certainly matters.

Customer and client interactions, as well as interpersonal relationships within the team, can be informed and shaped by the personality of the employee that you hire. This can in turn affect their performance in the business.

Keep in mind that an employee’s knowledge and skillset can be built up, but a personality is innate. Picking a candidate with the longest experience in similar positions, but no enthusiasm for the role may not be the wisest choice. Stay open to the possibility of motivated and passionate candidates who are willing to learn – these employees can usually be moulded into the best team players.


When you are hiring a new employee, keeping these qualities in mind could net the best one for your business.


Positivity and confidence is key

Adding enthusiastic employees to your team can change the overall energy in the workplace, and create a far more enjoyable environment for all. Energetic employees will always put more focus and effort into each task they complete.

Confidence goes hand in hand with a positive outlook. A confident employee will be comfortable in their role and more willing to take on challenges. They have the self-assurance to convince your clients that they are the best candidate to take on their work.


Action focused

Do not be wary of employees who are inexperienced but looking to take action or form innovative ideas in their role. Though not every decision they make is likely to be successful, they have more potential to grow your business than an employee who stays inside the box.

Dot the ‘i’s, cross the ‘t’s

Employees who pay attention to the finer details are more likely to avoid making silly errors that might seriously jeopardise your business. It can also save you time in the long run as you will not be correcting minor mistakes continuously if you promote care over speed.


A long history of experience is useful, but to maintain and protect your business’ reputation, always look to employ candidates who are honest and genuine. Extolling their previous responsibilities and KPIs can be a great way to learn about what your employee might be capable of. However, know that there may be a discrepancy between what they are capable of doing, and what they can actually do (whether it’s because of the difference in roles, skill level required or more).


Career motivated

Those employees dedicated to growing their careers are always looking for ways they can perform their roles more efficiently so that they can move up the ladder. Reward their motivation, and they’ll be even more likely to commit to creating the best business that they can.

If you’re someone who often finds it difficult to make large lump sum payments for goods or services, you may want to consider looking into “Buy Now Pay Later” services.

Buy now pay later essentially means that, rather than paying in a full lump sum payment for a product or services rendered, there may be an option to pay through instalments of a certain amount over a set period to make the sum of the full amount in total. This method should allow you to pay in full for the product or service without overly straining your finances – you pay back what you can, as agreed upon when you begin the buy now pay later service.

Some popular buy now pay later services include Afterpay, Zip Pay, Brightepay, and some credit card networks such as  Mastercard and Visa, can offer buy now pay later arrangements.

Though it can be a convenient, immediate solution, it may be challenging to juggle the necessary repayments with other financial commitments. It’s not always the most appropriate method for people, and you should bear in mind your situation and ability in paying back the amounts. 

Before you sign up, keep in mind: 

  • It becomes easier to overspend with buy now pay later services, so know your limits on what you can and can’t afford.
  • You will be charged fees and costs to use the service, which can add up to a princely sum in and of itself.
  • Keeping track of your payments can be tricky if you’ve signed up for multiple services.
  • It could affect your loan applications for a car or mortgage as lenders consider buy now pay later spending just as much as your credit score.
  • Late repayments can appear on your credit report, which affects your ability to borrow money in the future.
  • Layby can be a cheaper alternative to buy now pay later, with no account-keeping or late fees to consider

If you are someone who could make use of BNPL services, you may wish to:

  • Ensure that when using the BNPL service, you stick to a set limit on what you spend so that you can comfortably pay it back later. 
  • Aim only to have one BNPL account at a time to manage payments through, rather than confuse yourself with multiple payments across different providers.
  • Always budget for bills, loan payments and BNPL payments, and 
  • Rather than use your credit card for payments to your BNPL account, consider linking to your debit account instead.

If you would like assistance in planning your financial future, help in managing your budget or some friendly advice, see us for a chat about what we can do for you.


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