How to Hire for the Recovery: Seven Key Traits Found in Office MVPs

With companies running leaner than ever in the wake of the recession, hiring errors can be costlier than ever, so look for these hallmarks of top performers to add strength to your bench


Menlo Park, Ca — January 29, 2010 — There's no room for a weak link on a Super Bowl team. Similarly, even one poor performer can hurt a company's ability to make strategic plays and score new business. That's why the pressure is on for hiring managers who are looking to add strength to their talent bench, according to administrative staffing firm OfficeTeam.

"When companies are operating extremely lean, hiring errors take a greater toll on the team, since each employee is bearing a heavier workload," says OfficeTeam Executive Director Robert Hosking. "Today's managers are well aware of the high stakes when selecting new hires and striving to find professionals who can contribute immediately and build a long-term career with their firms."