There are many opinions about who to hire and how to recruit a great staff. Some managers rely on candidate assessments and analytics. Others rely on their gut feelings. Yet others rely on good presentation: resumes and cover letters. There is no scientific solution to finding the perfect staff, and thus a combination of all the above are required. However, even a good balance on all three solutions still does not guarantee any results.
Thus, an additional factor is required and should be considered: personality. When faced with three candidates who more or less resemble one another but: one is very passionate, one is a superstar and one is very skillful what should the choice be? There are countless articles and books written on this subject matter but here is some food for thought.
A very skillful person will at some point need to learn new skills. A superstar will be amazing in their field but how well do they work with others? A passionate person who is willing and able to learn and who shows good promise will be able to: learn, grow and work well with others because they know that they are only a piece of the bigger puzzle.