Finding the perfect candidate for your roles is like trying to catch lightning in a bottle - at times you may even wonder if you’ll find that magic combination! When you have candidates who all have exceeded expectations, it can be tough to decide which candidate to offer the role to. When you’re making those final decisions what qualities should you be looking to help you decide?
At times it's worth looking at inspirational individuals and groups who've been featured in the media to see what traits they possess and what makes them successful.
Here are just a few of the people that are inspiring us this month and the traits they possess that you should seek in your candidates:
Javeno Mclean, from Manchester, has been given a Community Hero Award for his work with older people and people with disabilities.
The former professional cricketer was honoured at ITV’s National Lottery’s Big Jubilee Street party with a Community Hero Award for his achievements in his local community.
Javeno runs a community gym for disabled and elderly people as well as running free exercise classes via Zoom for cancer patients. He has also completed many fundraising events to help people in the local community. Javeno has been contributing to the community for over 20 years and has never charged his elderly or disabled users for his time or classes.
Trait to look out for: Javeno’s selfless acts for his community have been key to keeping elderly and disabled residents active and social during a time when they may feel vulnerable. By not charging he has shown that he is considerate to his patrons and has done everything in his power to make them feel included.
The 11th annual Soccer Aid tournament saw the event raise a record-breaking £15,673,728 for Unicef. The World XI won their fourth consecutive title in a penalty shootout. The event saw the debut of Alex Brooker, the first physically disabled Soccer Aid player as well as the inclusion of five female players including Fara Williams, the most-capped England player.
The event was held at the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Park in front of a packed live crowd.
Trait to look out for: As well as raising money for Unicef, Soccer Aid is leading the way with inclusivity and diversity. With sports typically divided into genders and abilities, Soccer Aid is leading the way by mixing it up and including everyone. They are spreading the message that everyone is welcome to join in, raise money for a worthy cause and entertain the audience. It is great to see such inclusivity and diversity on a national platform.
George Webster made his debut as a CBeebies presenter late last year, making him the first children’s TV presenter who has Down syndrome. He took his place in the famous CBeebie’s house with no mention of his disability and children instantly fell in love with his positive and energetic energy. He has gone on from being a guest presenter to a permanent member of the team.
Not only can he be found in the colourful house, but he is also an ambassador for Mencap and Park Run where he regularly volunteers and participates in the 5k run.
Trait to look out for: George’s positive outlook on life has shown that when he puts his mind to a task, he will not only succeed but excel! His ambition is to keep acting and appear on mainstream shows like Strictly Come Dancing. His outlook, drive and passion for life are all traits to look out for in your candidates.
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