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?


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


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


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


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