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What type of worker are you?

People are wired to work and make things happen. You may or may not like your work, but you are made to work and that is why you should hire people who love their work. When it comes to the way people are wired to work…

There are three types of workers.

  1. The “job” worker. The one who hates Mondays, lives for the weekends and brings donuts in on Friday. They are always looking to escape work and haven’t taken a deep look within to see why they do what they do. There is no love in their work. It’s just a job.

  2. The “career” worker. They want a status. VP of X. Chief XYZ Officer. They compete with others (often in their own company) for better titles, pay and attention from the boss or board.

  3. The “mission” worker. They are on a mission to change something. They want to change the industry, world and add value. They will do what it takes to get the job done and they love their work. They don’t care what their title is. They care about making things happen.

I have done all 3 jobs. You have all 3 of these types on your team. When I am talking with candidates I want to see what gets them out of bed in the morning. Is it a job? A career? A mission to make something happen?

When I find the “mission” worker, it’s like a sip of excellent Sumato Single Origin Guatemalan black coffee.  

They care more about work and life than anyone else but it also means they are not looking to make a move anytime soon. They are hard to find and hard to recruit.

So that is why you, the hiring manager will need to show them what difference they can make at your company and what things they can make happen.

Work is more than watching the clock, climbing the career ladder or collecting stock options with your next promotion.

Find more people who love making things happen and offer them work that will let them make it happen.