In a competitive market where unemployment rates are low, and candidates are in high demand it can be tough finding high-quality talent who are the perfect fit for your company so how do you identify your potential superstars? Did they take on a challenge for charity or implement a system into their current company that increased efficiency? So often the smaller details of an application can be overlooked but they can be where applicants can really shine!
The world is full of inspirational people every day who possess skills and qualities that you should be looking for in your candidates. Let’s take a look at some of the inspirational people making the news in February and see what qualities they hold that you should be looking for in your candidates.
Team GB Women’s Curling Team
Until the last 48 hours of the 2022 Winter Olympics it was looking as if Team GB would be returning without any medals but strong performances from the curling teams saw the team end with two medals, with the Women’s team taking the Gold in an extraordinary turn of events. Team captain, Eve Muirhead, along with teammates Vicky Wright, Jennifer Dodds, Hailey Duff and alternate Mili Smith became the first team to win a Gold in curling in 20 years.
Hailey Duff spoke after the win to say that watching the men’s team take the silver medal spurred them on to victory and closed the games on a high.
Trait to look out for: With the Winter Olympics coming to a close and Team GB possessing no medals, the women’s curling team dug deep and used their training and talent and combined with determination to pull together and achieve the only Gold medal of the tournament.
Many people have spent the pandemic juggling working from home, home schooling and navigating Zoom but for Chris Howard he has spent his time walking the British coastline - a total of 11,000 miles! Chris is walking the equivalent of a marathon a day with no rest days all while raising money for Children in Need. The aim has been to raise £40,000 for Children in Need while also highlighting the deprived areas of the country and the children who live there.
Trait to look out for: Having previously walked across the Himalayas and rowed across the Atlantic in a small boat Chris is no stranger to a challenge. Not only does this challenge required a lot of planning but also a lot of resilience, and self motivation.
Julia Iverson celebrated her 108th birthday on February 23rd and said the secret to her long life is a daily glass of red wine. Julia has seen a lot in her 108 years having lived through two world wars, the Spanish Flu, and survived Covid-19 twice. Julia was born in Hampshire in 1914 and was posted to Kenya during World War II with the Women’s Royal Naval Service. Post-war Julia and her husband remained in Kenya establishing a farm before she moved to Denmark and then finally Middlewich. Besides her daily glass of red, it’s reported that Julia also enjoys singing and a good conversation.
Trait to look out for: Reaching the age of 108 is an achievement in its own right, but to do it with a positive outlook on life and living through life changing events shows strength and the ability to adapt to any situation.
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