Many of our hiring processes are out of date.
Hiring the wrong people can be expensive and frustrating.
We need to consider changing both the training and hiring procedures which will affect our youth.
We are not very good at hiring people.
Hiring processes have changed little over the past 100 years.
Hiring can be expensive, as new employees can take months to become productive.
The outdated hiring model does not work.
Hiring is a challenge for the young, the experienced and businesses.
OUTDATED HIRING PRACTICES:
The core competency required in most jobs is critical thinking.
We are still hiring as if work consisted of repetitive tasks.
Degrees, training and work experience provide little prediction of job success.
It is not surprising when our employees fail to meet our business expectations.
Today, skills, reputations, and relationships generate the highest value.
Hiring needs to focus on an employee’s future capabilities.
Resumes are inadequate as they don’t capture the whole person.
Resumes tell you about a person’s past, but not about their future capabilities.
Practical skills will matter more in the new economy.
The digital economy demands an entrepreneurial mindset.
EMPLOYEES NEED TO:
be skilled at adapting to change;
be able to identify and assess problems;
propose logical solutions;
work flexibly within teams; and
communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.
WE NEED TO:
Change the way we hire to better assess prospective employees’ capabilities.
Change education to strengthen students’ talents and human skills.
Focus on building entrepreneurial skills.
SKILLS-BASED / WISDOM-BASED:
Education, economic and employment policies are becoming more skills-based.
Employers are starting to demand skills-based education to enable skills-based hiring.
Some jurisdictions are implementing programs to train students and employees these new skills.
Companies in some locations are changing their hiring processes.
You can find more about the skills sought after in the 2020’s in a previous post found at:
KEY SKILLS FOR THE 2020’s: Why Coaching Our Youth is Necessary
For more information there is a recent article, “Hiring is Broken.” It is published by the World Economic Forum.
The authours are Rebecca Weicht, Co-Founder of Bantani Education and Susanna Williams, an Impact Consultant at Hireable.
The article discusses how to fix the hiring process.
You can find this article at
A PARENT’S GUIDE:
There is a guide available which assists parents and others working with youth.
The guide enables a person to be proactive in the success of a child’s future.
It contains activities to assist youth to gain critical soft skills.
They will become more resourceful and independent when they practice and gain these skills.
The guide is available from Our Future Leaders.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Youth group sessions have clearly demonstrated that our youth learn the desired soft skills.
What are your thoughts and comments? Please forward them in the comments section below.
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