Hire learners

Great post by TIm Kastelle: Don’t Hire Experience, Hire Learners. He includes this quote from the book ReWork:

There’s surprisingly little difference between a candidate with six months of experience and one with six years. The real difference comes from the individual’s dedication, personality, and intelligence.

Of course, much of the massive pay schemes at the top of organisations are justified by reference to the vast experience of their incumbents so they may regard Tim as a dangerous subversive. Which he might regard as a compliment.

1 thought on “Hire learners

  1. Tim Kastelle

    I would indeed regard that as a compliment!

    That experience thing has always bugged me, both when I’ve been trying to get hired and when I’ve been hiring…

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