The answer seems obvious, it must be character over ability.
Ability is smartness, discernment, strength/boldness, toughness；
Character/Virtue is righteousness/integrity, fairness, harmony/teamwork
Ability is to serve Character; Character is to control the ability
- 何则？ 君子挟才以为善，小人挟才以为恶
Gentleman uses the ability to do good; Villian uses the ability to do evil
Using the ability to do, good is achieved. Using the ability to do evil, evil is attained
The fool wants to do evil, but lacks ability, and cannot succeed; it is like a little wanting to attack people, the people will subdue it.
The villain has the ability to pursue evil, boldness to do the bullying is like a tiger with wings added, so the harm will be extensive,
"Virtue is what people respect in others, while talent is what people love. Those who are loved are easy to be close to, and those who are respected are easy to be estranged from. Therefore, many observers are often deceived by talent and overlook virtue."
Hence, for those who serve the country and the family, if they can discern the distinction between talent and virtue and understand their order (ie character oversees talent/ability), how could they fail to get the right people?
- What else?
- Culture 道: Does the person believe in the company culture such as the mission, vision, and values.
- Energy Level or Vitality or Morale: Is the person passionate and committed to giving his best with his character and ability.
- Teamwork: Some may want to add teamwork. Can he work well with others and not be selfish? I would put this as part of his character traits.