Are you missing out on some amazing people as they aren’t your ‘normal hire?’
Returning Workers.. Who are they?
These amazing individuals are people who have decided that they are either returning to work or coming to work for the first time, but they aren’t 16-30.
These are people that potentially:
Wild card refers in a sporting context including "underdog", "long shot", and "outlier".
Have you ever interviewed someone who was in your ‘wildcard’ pile of applications, and it turn out to be the best decision you have made? I know that this used to be a regular experience for me, in fact until I ended up making the decision that I would always interview from that pile at least 1-2 individuals.
Why? Well, those individuals may not meet the written requirements or set expectations that you have in your mind whether that is conscious or unconscious but they may bring more to the table than you think in terms of skills and experience.
Let us break down the possibilities and of course, this blog is all hypothetical, but we know that we have an ageing workforce and a skills shortage, so maybe putting these two together can help resolve some of that!
They don’t have the right skill
They don’t ‘fit’
They are nervous at the interview
They are far too experienced!
A true leader does not have to be the most qualified
I hope I am getting you thinking!
What else might you need to consider?
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