How to Find and Hire Highly Effective Employees Ross Kimbarovsky | March 14th, 2017

We’re fortunate to have built a great team at crowdSPRING.

What makes one employee highly effective and another average? For some of our job postings, crowdSPRING receives hundreds of resumes. How do we find the most effective people to join our team?

Contrary to the way most companies hire – we never hire the best candidate from a pool of candidates. We hire only when a candidate is the right fit for us. We’ve had hiring cycles where after reviewing hundreds of applications for a position, we elected not to hire anyone. We’ve also hired multiple people when looking for only a single hire. Ultimately, for us, it comes down to finding great people who we believe would be effective and who will make our team stronger.

When interviewing, I look for the following seven habits – every highly effective employee with whom I’ve worked (at crowdSPRING and elsewhere) possessed most of these habits:

1. Strong Self-Discipline
2. Welcome criticism
3. Embrace opportunities
4. Persistence
5. Decisiveness
6. Listen first
7. Know their limits

Watch the video for more detail on these seven habits and interview tips for identifying effective employees:

From many minds, the perfect design. Post your project today and let the crowd wow you!

Join the crowd that's raving about the crowdSPRING Blog

Get our weekly digest of can't-miss content on how to take your brand to the next level.

Creative needs?

We have 200,000 creative professionals ready to help you with custom logo design, web design, or a new company name. Take your project to the crowd!

Click to get started on

Free eBooks

interviews with graphic and web designers

12 Question Interviews with cS designers.
Get it »

contracts for graphic designers

Contracts for designers who hate contracts.
Get it »

contracts for software and website developers

Contracts for software developers who hate contracts. Get it »

Latest tweets

crowdSPRING @crowdspring
The post-mortem: how small businesses and startups can learn from their mistakes https://t.co/4NHuiExl3j
crowdSPRING @crowdspring
How to Build And Preserve A Strong Company Culture https://t.co/P02Yi53T1n
crowdSPRING @crowdspring
RT @YourChicGeek81: 10 Important Web Design Best Practices and Tips for Small Business Websites https://t.co/Sj67L9wmtG via @crowdSPRING #w…

About crowdSPRING

Tens of thousands of the world's best and most successful entrepreneurs, businesses, agencies and nonprofits rely on crowdSPRING for affordable and risk-free custom logo design, web design, a new company name or other writing and design services. More than 200,000 designers and writers work on crowdSPRING. We create designs and names people love. 100% guaranteed.

Learn more »
Read previous post:
How Brands Are Using Facebook Live to Connect with Customers

Ever dreamed of the chance to shout the iconic “Live from New York, it's Saturday night!”? Well, that may still...

Close