What do you look for when hiring new employees?

American school systems have long emphasized the importance of grades in determining success, but a recent study of more than 200 C-suite staff reveals that only 12 percent view grades as an important aspect when hiring a new employee. So, what do they find most important when it comes to bringing a new staff member on board?

12%

Only 12 percent of C-suite staff think grades are an important aspect when hiring a new employee.

56.4%

Most C-suite staff believe that work ethic, teamwork and leadership skill are the most important characteristics when hiring a new employee.

63.7%

Most large companies believe schools should prioritize teaching students the skills that they will need in their future careers.

64.7%

Most organizations believe that schools should allow students to pursue their interests in order to prepare them for the workforce.