It Might Be Scary, But Hire People Smarter Than You

When you are hiring for an open position at your company, there’s a good chance you will come across whiz kids with lots of skill, as well as talented professionals who are known for their grasp of your industry.¬† As you sit across the table and talk to the people you hire, you may find yourself feeling that a particular candidate may actually be smarter than you.

If this happens to you, this is a great thing and it means you have a candidate you should strongly think about hiring! There are a lot of reasons why you want your team to consist of the very smartest people that you can find, even if those people have a higher IQ or more industry knowledge than you. Hiring people who are smarter than you makes sense because:

You want diversity of viewpoints

The worst thing that can happen to a company is to become stale and set in its ways and to stop innovating. If you build a strong staff with really smart people, your staff will never become dull because smart people are always challenging themselves to learn new things. The bigger your group of smart staff members and the more creativity and passion they bring to the table, the more your company can benefit from their diverse viewpoints.

Smart staff members encourage everyone to keep learning

No one wants to look uninformed or come across as being unable to keep up. As a result, your staff will likely rise to the occasion to improve if they have smart colleagues. Your entire workforce can expand their knowledge by benefitting from and working to match, the abilities of the smartest person in your ranks.

It’s not about you- it’s about the company

If you’re hiring, you don’t want to let your ego get in the way of hiring someone smarter than you. You are looking for someone who is going to do the very best possible job for the business, and by hiring the smartest person you can find, you can make sure those smarts and skills are put to work for your company instead of for a competitor.

With all of these benefits of hiring really smart people, you don’t want to just sit around waiting for someone smarter than you to come along. You can ask your current staff to refer talented people they know and to weigh in on who they believe is the smartest of the candidates to consider for the job.

You can also work with staffing professionals who are great at finding skilled workers that will excel for your company. Technology Partners has a big network of talented job-seekers and our staffing service can help you to find the cream of the crop in your field.  Give us a call today at 877-636-1331 or contact us to find out more about a top technology company in St. Louis can help.

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