When undertaking any recruitment drive, you always want to find the perfect candidate but, if you are overwhelmed by applications, how can you spot the ones that stand out? An individual’s achievements can speak volumes about a person and their abilities.
We are surrounded by inspirational people every day but, only a fraction of them make the news, but when they do, you can see what traits they possess and what they bring to every challenge they face. Next time you are looking through candidate applications, why not take a closer look at their achievements?
Here is just a few of the people that are inspiring us this month and the traits they possess that you should seek in your candidates:
After 13 years and competing at four Olympics, diver Tom Daley finally secured his gold medal in Tokyo. Competing alongside his diving partner, Matty Lee, in the Men's synchronized 10m platform, they beat the competition to get their hands on the gold, finishing ahead of China.
The 27-year-old made his debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics at the age of 14, making him the youngest Team GB participant, and he has been chasing the coveted gold ever since.
Trait to look out for: Tom Daley has spent the past 13 years on his path to gold. He has shown determination and strength to overcome disappointments along the way and with a gruelling training regime, he has kept his eyes firmly on the prize and it paid off!
Anyone who undertakes a triathlon will tell you how punishing it is, but that hasn’t stopped Jade Kingdom. The 34-year-old from Barnstaple, who has Downs Syndrome, has signed up to undertake a 750m swim, 20km bike ride and a 5k run while raising money for North Devon Hospice.
With a few bumps and accidents along the way, Jade is focused on the event and trains rigorously every day with family members constantly on hand for support.
Trait to look out for: With the multitude of health complications that come with Downs Syndrome, training for a triathlon can take its toll on the body. Jade’s focus and attitude towards her training is something to admire and look for in your future candidates. Through sheer hard work, Jade is ready to conquer the triathlon.
Ariana Grande has given away $1 million worth of free therapy in partnership with BetterHelp, who then went on to match her donation. Ariana spoke about the decision on Instagram and said, “I so hope that this will be a helpful starting point and that you’ll be able to build space for this in your lives and continue!”
Ariana Grande has been a long-time advocate for mental health, something which she focused on after dealing with PTSD following the Manchester Arena bombings after her concert. She is determined to make mental health services accessible for all.
Trait to look out for: Not only has Ariana come from a place of understanding the significance of mental health support but she is determined to help as many individuals as possible get access to therapy that they may not have undertaken before.
Ariana Grande is no stranger to supporting both charities and fans and is known for being incredibly generous and kind.
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