“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” — Simon Sinek

How are your employees invested into your company? Are they financially invested in your company, or are they emotionally invested, too? What stake do your staff have in your business? Are they only there to collect a paycheck, or are they committed to helping your business grow? It’s worth thinking about the words of Simon Sinek on the subject: “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” Focusing on the contributors and using that as the cornerstone of your hiring shifts the focus of hiring for now, to hiring for a successful future. So what does this quote really mean?

It means that a business staffed by those who are only looking to gain financially from their work, will help to turn a profit, but more than likely not for the long haul. A business staffed by those who are ALL-IN and emotionally invested, will not only be successful, but a well-oiled machine.  People with only a financial stake in a business may get out when the going gets tough. They are really focused on contributing; their motivation was material. They didn’t get the return they expected. But those with an emotional investment in a company’s success will stick with it, and you, through thick and thin; their motive isn’t profit. It’s personal.

You can’t force those who work for you to love your company, but you know what? You can hire people who will fall in love with it and your vision all on their own. Find candidates who don’t want to be there just to collect a paycheck. Build a team that is engaged, one that believes in your vision and your products. The more staff you have who are emotionally invested in your business, the greater success you’ll have together–as a team. 

Hiring for The Future of Your Company

Building a team that echoes your passion and vision is not always easy to do. By using Reveal’s valid and reliable competency-based assessment tools, you’re better able to get a clearer picture of your candidates’ and employees’ strengths, along with their opportunities for growth. You will be able to catch a detailed glance of what drives them and where their passions and strengths lay.

When new positions open up, do you want to be hiring for the moment, or for the future of your company? Obviously, your objectives should be hiring for the future of your company and setting the best course for success, right? 

With Reveal’s data in-hand, you’ll better understand those already working for you, and provide a more rewarding experience for candidates as they transition into your organization.

Are you convinced, yet? A 15-minute call  is all that it takes to see all that Reveal’s competency-based assessment tools can do for you. If you want to offer everyone on your team the best route for success, get in touch with Reveal today.