"Look for people who have a sense of their strengths and weaknesses"

Godrej Consumer Products MD Vivek Gambhir on must-have attributes for hiring

Hunger to learn and improve: At Godrej, we believe that we are only as good as what we do next and that our best is yet to come. We need our team members to be committed to this belief, to be constantly evolving and looking to learn. They need to complement this with a strong sense of humility — looking out of the window to assign credit, looking in the mirror to take the blame.

Initiative: Quite simply, do you have a high level of energy and a can-do attitude? Will you take complete personal accountability for making things happen? More importantly, what happens when the going gets tough? Will you have the grit and tenacity to never give up and tackle obstacles?

Emotional and social awareness: It starts with you. We look for people who have an honest sense of their own strengths and weaknesses and have the courage to reflect and act on them. Now take that a step further. How do you extend this to your [work] environment? Do you have the maturity to make sound judgments when placed in difficult and ambiguous situations? How well can you get things done with and through people, especially without formal authority?  

Your whole self: We strongly believe that passionate, well-rounded people make for better Godrejites and encourage our team members to explore their whole selves. Why? Because if you are truly passionate about something, you will bring that same passion to work every day. It makes all the difference. 

Results track record: The bottom line is what the results are like when you hit the ground running.