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Are You Passing Up Great Candidates?

When your company is looking for new employees, it can be tough to figure out ahead of time how well a candidate will actually work out in the role you’re hiring them for. As a full-service staffing company in Polk County, KB Staffing specializes in screening applicants for you, so you can get the best person for the job fast. For that reason, we recommend you consider hiring for potential since the labor pool has contracted in recent years.

What Does It Mean to ‘Hire for Potential?’

There are times when finding the “perfect fit” for the open position at your company just isn’t possible. KB Staffing knows this can be frustrating, but we have staffing solutions for you. When you can’t find a candidate that has the entire skill set you’re looking for, prioritize the soft skills and transferable skills.

Considering an applicant’s personal qualities can help you choose someone who will ultimately be the better choice for a job. Look for a candidate that is a good team player and will mesh well with your company culture. A positive attitude and ability to pick up new skills quickly bode well for being able to train the new hire to do exactly what you need them to do.

Also take into account any transferable skills that a job candidate may have that could make them more quickly adaptable to a new role. The Polk County workforce will surprise you when it comes to hidden talents and commutable skills. Be flexible about the specific education and experience that you’re looking for, being open to someone who can take what they have learned and apply it to a new situation.

Let KB Staffing Find Your Next New Hire

There is no need to get bogged down in evaluating applicant after applicant to figure out who might be a good fit for your company. KB Staffing has temporary staffing options that make it easy for you to screen great candidates without risk or lost time by giving them temp-to-hire jobs. Just give us a call for more information.