Should You Hire an Under-Qualified Employee?

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With the high cost of turnover, every employer hopes to make a great hire the first time around. But sometimes, finding top candidates who match all the position’s qualifications seems impossible. Is it a viable practice to hire an under-qualified or unemployed candidate and train him or her to perform the required functions of the job?

Yes, says David K. Williams, founder of Fishbowl. He emphatically makes a great case for why it works–and even increases employee retention. Among other things, he first scopes out any candidate for 7 non-negotiable traits: respect, belief, loyalty, commitment, trust, courage, and gratitude.

To learn more about why this entrepreneur thinks you can succeed by hiring under-qualified candidates, read the full article.

Originally published on by David K. Williams.

For a heads-up on attracting candidates on a slim budget or retaining employees who seem dissatisfied, read Wanting More.

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