There are many reasons for hiring a new employee. Maybe your business is growing and you need addition resources to help with the increasing workload. Maybe you had someone leave your team or company and you are backfilling the vacant position. Or maybe you have the misfortune of having to let an employee go for whatever reason and now you are filling the position. Regardless of your reason to hire a new employee, it can be exciting and frustrating at the same time, but if you look for these characteristics in your new hire, it can make the process much smoother and easier.