For an employer, there is always some amount of risk when hiring new employees. You want to find people who are qualified, available, and responsible. You want to find people who are personable and who can work well with others. The application, interview, and hiring process is designed by each company to ensure that, to the best of the company’s knowledge, each new hire has the necessary qualities and traits that will allow them to succeed and to be valuable to the company.
So what is the risk? The risk lies in the simple fact that no application process or interviewer can truly predict the effectiveness a new hire will offer once they begin working. Training them for the task assigned is an obvious way to set them up for success, but everyone knows that the ability to get the job done is not the only quality a company needs from an employee. An employee needs to understand the values that drive the company’s success, or the mindset that makes the company what it is today.