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What values does a company look for in a person they are hiring for managers or supervisors ?

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Joseph’s Answer

Hey LeAndrew!!

It looks like you have a lot of participation in your question but I wanted to join in the fun! :)

First - Many answers breach the subject but the biggest thing I have seen in my career is Conflict Resolution and Interpersonal Skills. Lots of positions want you to be familiar with the product, or the industry, or the impact and these are all great things but turnover happens when your employees are unhappy. Unhappy employees are caused by poor handling of employee needs. So being a supportive, constructive leader is incredibly important. Having the skills to interface with subordinates is incredibly important. On top of this, resolving the conflicts that are affecting an employee builds trust and allows the employee to focus on their tasks. Conflict doesn't have to be between people, but can also be an issue an employee has with a policy or conflicts that the employee has with their work-life balance.
I guess if you were to put this all into one word I would say Compassion is the top thing managers and supervisors exhibit.

I hope this helps and that you have an amazing week!
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Ashley’s Answer

Hi LeAndrew,

In addition to the other answers you've received, here are leadership qualities from my organization.

1. Clear and effective communication, both written and verbal.
2. High performing & driven to achieve goals
3. Ability to build relationships with immediate team, customers, or other team members in different parts of the company.
4. Humility and empathy: continuously seeking to learn more, improve skills, and understanding your peers
5. Optimism & Vision: maintain an attitude of encouragement, don't get knocked down by setbacks, and keep an eye on the long-term goal
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Pragati’s Answer

It very much depends on the industry or domain that you are being hired for. However, there are a few general things that companies look for including the ability to build good relationships and resolve conflicts, communication skills, interest in helping others grow, being structured, and the leadership skills to rally your team behind the goals and outcomes you are trying to achieve as a team.
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Dipti’s Answer

- Domain expertise. Does the person have sufficient experience in the field to be able to guide others
- Sound judgement and problem-solving. Is there person able to deal with challenges in a constructive manner and guide their teams through these?
- Effective communication. Is the person able to communicate effectively and tailor their communication across various audiences - communicating down to their teams, collaborating laterally with peers, communicating upwards with executives, outwards with customers. These are all different kinds of communications and it requires someone skilled to adapt to each of these scenarios.
- Empathy and relationship building. Can the person connect interpersonally with others, build trust, and establish rapport so that others are naturally willing to follow them?
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Connie’s Answer

Hi LeAndrew!
Values and skills are different when it comes to looking for the right manager.
To answer your question specifically about values in a manager, you have to think about what makes a great leader.
Values are all about your integrity as a manager, and they should align with the company you are applying for. This will help you succeed in your role. Look up "leadership values" as a Google search to give you an idea of what a great leader can look like.
In terms of skill set for managers, you need to align with what kind of manager the company is looking for.
What type of industry is it?
How big is the team you will be overseeing?
What is your 30/60/90 plan if you were to get the job?
How do you plan to keep your team accountable?

Think of skills and values as 2 separate ideas that can make you the best leader, and see where you stand before applying.
Good luck!
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Malina’s Answer

Dear LeAndrew, when you are just starting your career, your soft skills will always be a differentiator between yourself and other candidates.

I believe very much that showcasing your desire to learn and be trained and mentored is always key. Offer examples on things you have wanted to learn although you did not necessarily needed to know and show openness and flexibility.

Try to also show you being a proactive and dynamic person with examples, show curiosity, learn as much as possible about the company you are interviewing with.

You can search for your interviewers on LinkedIn and see where they come from, if they mention interest or hobbies on their LI pages

Be personable and keep being professional during an interview while also being easy going, don't be afraid to smile during interviews
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Smitha’s Answer

Hello LeAndrew, apart from being a functional/domain expert, the ability to collaborate is critical. With most roles being remote, there is an increased emphasis on bringing everyone on the same page. I'd also rate managing competing priorities and stakeholder management as a skill that companies seek while hiring for manager/supervisor roles. Lastly, emotional intelligence is a key competency that a lot of organizations look for - work in ambiguous situations, empathy , resolve conflicts.
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Sikawayi’s Answer

Hello LeAndrew, this is a very good question, when most managers and supervisors are hiring for staff of any kind there looking for people who are promotable. You need to remember that because the only different between a staff position and supervisor is the supervisor has a little more experience than the staff member. Two there looking for people who are willing to work together as a team. You also need to be willing to take responsibility for anything that happens on your watch, another staff member may have done it, but you were in charge so it's your responsibility. Best of luck.
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Amir’s Answer

Hey LeAndrew!!

Companies looking for someone they can rely on as being a Team player and Mentor the team.
This person should also hold the company's values and brand. One of the most important parts is supervisor/manager should be able to resolve the conflicts as soon as they happen.


All in all, it's very important to maintain the relationship between team members and higher-ups.

Good luck
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Rakesh’s Answer

Hello LeAndrew, Very good question. When managers are hiring the staff members they look people who good on attitude, team player, problem solver and accountable. Of course the skills is important but it varies from different Job role. These are general things managers always look into the candidate. All the best on job hunting. Thanks
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Swarada’s Answer

1. Team player and Mentor for the team
2. Motivational to the team
3. Impartial
4. Outcomes oriented
5. Be able to resolve the conflicts
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Kyoung Sun’s Answer

I would like to recommend you that you show your passion and sincerity. Also collaboration with your colleagues are very important.
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Ryan’s Answer

Hi LeAndrew,

The #1 skill for a manager or supervisor is "the ability to lead." There is a big difference between a LEADER and a manager. Managers provide tasks to their people and follow up to ensure those tasks are done. Some managers are good, some are not. To really set yourself apart from others, I always recommend focusing on your LEADERSHIP skills. Some things to think about...

1. Do people want to be around you even when you are not in charge?
2. Do you like motivating people? Can you inspire people to get better at what they do?
3. If you were to leave a group, do people want to follow you where you are going?

These are not black and white skills that you can go to school for. Leadership is about knowing other people and getting them excited to do their job even better than they thought they could. If you can do that, then I always say that I can teach you the black and white skills necessary to manage.

I hope this helps!!
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Carly’s Answer

Top Attributes for Hiring Managers:
- Flexibility
- Effective Communication
- Active Listener
- Empathy
- Creativity
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Shipra’s Answer

When it come to hiring a Manger, Company may look for these Top skills in person to be hired-
- Excellent Communication skill with Confidence
- Commitment
- Team Collaboration skills
- Creativity
- Time Management
- Honesty
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