What it means to be part of a high performing team

Submitted By Anouska Serich - Sat, 02/10/2018 - 10:09

So you’ve decided that you want to work in recruitment. You take a look at different job descriptions, at different agencies and the buzz phrases you keep reading about are “driving your own success” or “working in a high performing team”...

But what does that actually mean? What does it mean to be part of a high performing team? What behaviour or character traits do you need to have in order to fit in and succeed? This video will help to give you some insight.

At Morgan McKinley, being part of a high performing team is ingrained in our culture. As such, we consider the following 8 competences key attributes for our recruiters:

1. Persistence and discipline  - have you learnt to play an instrument, learnt another language – something where you have had to practise every day for a while to become proficient at it. We acknowledge that practice makes perfect. 

2. Competitive nature – have you played competitive sports? Do you want to win or are you just happy to part of the team and participate? You like working in a fast paced environment, you love to sell and have no fear. 

3. Communication skills – are you an active listener - have you been part of a debate team, have you taken a leadership role during work experience or in your current role? 

4. Drive, passion, resilience - what have you learnt from failure or being rejected? What makes you excited about getting up and going to work every day? You are ambitious, you are always looking to do better than what you did last quarter, you are keen to exceed targets and you want to be the best recruiter you can be. 

5. Keen to learn - you believe that in order to be a success, you never stop learning. You are curious about the world and how things operate. You learn from your mistake and take constructive criticism well. There is always room for improvement and you like to take charge of your own learning. 

6. Thinks commercially – running your own desk is like running your own business under the Morgan McKinley brand. You need to be efficient with your time and think about how you spend your time in order to hit your targets.  Find out more here.

7. Managing internal or external conflicts – working in recruitment, you will come across dealing with difficult people. We all have different communication styles, different learning styles, different cultural backgrounds as well as different working experiences. Sometimes you may need to put your own opinions aside as you know that you are working towards the same goal. Maybe it was someone on your team or maybe it was dealing with a customer or client complaint. 

8. Work ethics, pride and loyalty - integrity and being open and transparent where you work is important to you. You want to work in a team where you know you can trust teammates to give you as much support as you give them. Being a true career partner. You know that being consultative to your clients and candidates and building long term relationships with them will not only help you to succeed now but in the future. 

If you believe you have what it takes and you would like to know more, get in touch with a member of our Talent Acquisition team in your location.