Jessica Stillman writes for Inc.com.
“Given how important [resilience] is, it’s surprising we don’t hire for it,” marketer and author Seth Godin mused on his blog recently.
He’s not the only one pondering the issue. A new study takes a more rigorous, quantitative look at the question of just what employers stand to gain if they were to pay more attention to resilience when hiring and training employees.
The study, conducted by employee stress management firm meQuilibrium, asked 2,000 employees to complete various assessments of their personal resilience, before being quizzed about their stress levels, job performance, and feelings about their employer. The results show that if you want happy, productive employees who stick around, you should probably pay way more attention to employees’ grit.