Anyone had trouble making the right hire lately? Instead of complaining about the stagnant labor market, learn how to make the most of it. In a recent blog post, Jim Roddy suggested that the old model of hiring based solely on a list of skills and qualifications is not only dying but dead already.
“Many of the skills listed on the resumes of the last dozen people you hired could be passé by the next presidential election,” writes Roddy “But if you hire beyond skills … and hold out for certain character traits … you have actually future-proofed your organization.”
What Roddy and others, are advocating is not to abandon that list of skills completely. Instead, recruiters and hiring managers should try to identify people with the drive, ability, and tenacity to learn the skills organizations need now and in the future. Hiring someone without attempting to measure for “fit” within the role or organization can have dire consequences for the health of the workforce. With the wrong hire, one of two things happen: they will quit, costing money in productivity and training or they will stay and wait to be fired.
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