How To Hire For Skills And Less For Industry Experience

How To Hire For Skills And Less For Industry Experience

May 2, 2021

Hiring someone to work in your company is a big decision. You want to make sure that you are getting the right person for the job. Just because someone has previously done a job or has experience in certain areas, doesn’t mean that they are the right fit for that area of your business.

There are some things that you can look for and do to help make sure you are fitting the right person to the right area of your business. That way you are hiring someone for the skills that they are good at instead of just their experience in the industry. Let’s dive into some of the benefits of hiring in this manner.

Don’t Hire On Bias Standards

It is easy to believe that a person will fit a certain job best. You should be hiring based off the skills that the individual has and not by their sex. When you hire an individual this way, you are going to get someone who can accomplish the job better.

Don’t Focus So Much On Degrees 

Hiring someone to fill a position that you have available can be stressful at times. It can be a nerve-wracking process. It is important to sometimes look past a person’s degrees they received in college. Many people have the right qualifications and certifications, without a bachelor’s degree.

Look Beyond Job Titles

Sometimes a job that people are hired for sometimes fits them well and sometimes it doesn’t. That’s because many people hire without thinking about their true skills and just based on their experiences. With recent experience with the pandemic, people are far more capable of different jobs because people are willing to be flexible in learning new industries.

You Will Benefit More

Focusing more on the skills that an individual has is going to benefit your business more in the long run. People are going to enjoy what they do on a whole new level as well. You will see that your business will flourish more and it is also going to save you money.

Many people lost their jobs over the past year during the pandemic of Covid-19, forcing businesses to expand their employees’ job titles while also having to down-size. This gave the possibility to expand people’s experience and skills.

~ Written for us by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. Copyright protected. All rights reserved


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