The three Hs of hiring

The three Hs of hiring

When hiring somebody new to join your business, what do you look for? 

For many people, the right skills and knowledge are the most essential thing when considering a candidate’s application for a position. But how often do you think about behaviours, values, and whether the person will be suited to your business and its culture? 

The three Hs of hiring is a way of ensuring that when somebody signs on the dotted line of their new contract of employment, you can be sure that they will fit right in with your other employees and correspond with the standards that you set for the business. 

These are: 


Throwing a cannonball into your office is likely to disrupt your other employees. Consider whether the person has good habits. Would they be able to follow systems and processes? Are they organised and likely to work in harmony with your existing team, meaning they can work together seamlessly? 


Tony Robbins, author and entrepreneur, once said, “passion is first gear; it will get you going, but hunger is the ticket that will take you there.” When hiring a new person, you must look for hunger – hunger to learn more, hunger to develop and take the business to new heights, and hunger for the next step. A hungry person will always be looking for a way to grow.


It can be tempting to hire the industry rock star with all the credentials and the right contacts, but these people might not always be the best fit for your business. A humble person is more likely to listen to others, support those around them, be more emotionally intelligent, and work in harmony for the benefit of all.

Chew on this:

How can you implement the three Hs of hiring in your business?


Author: Safaraz Ali
My career began in the financial services sector and since 1999, I have been involved in the world of business. I am Head of Pathway Group, which is a workforce development solutions provider. Pathway Group specialise in apprenticeship training and recruitment. I also offer independent strategy, advice, and investment for a wide range of private business sector. These include: social care, education, training, and recruitment.