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Maurer, R. (2015, September 22). Is Motivation or Qualifications Most Important in a Candidate?. HR News Online. Retrieved from http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/staffingmanagement/articles/pages/motivation-qualifications- important-candidate.aspx The article addresses the question we all ask ourselves during the selection process. What is the most important factor in a candidate, qualifications or motivation? In an August 2015 survey of 500 executives, 33% responded that a motivated candidate is the most important factor in selecting an individual to fill an open position. Skill set and past experience were factors that finished in the top 3 responses during the survey. Vic Khan, one of the executives surveyed feels that candidate motivation is a clear indicator of whether they are the proper fit for an organization. Another point of view is from Steven Raz, of Cornerstone Search Group. He agrees with Mr. Khan that good fit is important, but it does not outweigh candidate qualifications. The survey also indicated 68% feel the best candidates are active job seekers and 52% of respondents use their own professional network for candidate sourcing.
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