In a recent article by FastCompany.com, both Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, and Deepak Chopra, bestselling author and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, share the way they hire employees.
Sir Richard Branson focuses on personality, according to FastCompany.com. He likes to hire people who are “fun, friendly, caring and love helping others,” he said in the article. “You can learn most jobs extremely quickly once you are thrown in the deep end,” Branson continues. “Within three months, you can usually know the ins and outs of a role. If you are satisfied with the personality, then look at experience and expertise.”
Additionally, Deepak Chopra revealed he has potential employees fill out a “soul profile,” with the following questions, according to the article:
1.What makes you joyful? Can you recall the most joyous moments of your life?
2.What is your life purpose?
3.In what way do you want to contribute to the business or organization?
4.What are your unique talents and skills, and who would benefit from them?
5.Who are your heroes/heroines/mentors in history, mythology, religion, or contemporary times?
6.What are the qualities you look for in a good friendship?
7.What are the best attributes you have that contribute to a meaningful relationship?