Probability of Success for a New Hire

Determining the probability of success for a new hire doesn’t have to be difficult. Knowing the key attributes that determine long-term success, makes all the difference. Before you invest time and money into hiring your next employee, answer the below 5 questions about them, as they’ll help provide the probability of success for your next hire, before you invest time and money into onboarding them.

Simply answer “Yes” or “No” to each of the 5 questions.

1. Capability

Are they able to work quickly and efficiently?

2. Skill

Do they have the education and knowledge to achieve the given task?

3. Interest

Are they passionate about their trade or skill?

4. Behavior

Are they going to show up on a daily basis and fit into your culture?

5. Resilience

Are they going to be able to rebound quickly and get back on track when something doesn’t go according to plan?

So add up how many “Yes” answers you have vs. how many “No” answers you have, and see the success probability by referencing the key below.

If you answer “Yes” to 5 of the 5 questions, the probability of success is high.
If you answer “Yes” to 3 of the 5 questions, the probability of success is moderate.
If you answer “Yes” to 1 of the 5 questions, the probability of success is low.

Be sure to bookmark this page and come back to it before you invest any time or money into a new hire.