Posted by: bluesyemre | April 23, 2013

The Experience Metric: An HR Fail by Daniel Newman

The Experience Metric: An HR Fail

  • Every time I view a job description and it reads something like this…Job Requirement: 15 Years of relevant experience in a similar position.I think to myself, Why? More specifically, why do companies limit the candidate pool so much and use an arbitrary number like years of experience to be the filter. I know that experience is concrete and therefore it is easier to use in sorting out potential candidates, but what is it really that makes 15 years so much better than 12 years or 7 years for that matter? Or ask yourself this question, would you rather have a highly motivated professional who has been in a role for 7 years or someone who has floated by in a role for 15 or 20 years? I suppose if two candidates are equal on all other fronts then maybe I’d look at those years, but for me that may be the only circumstance in which I would do so. The bottom line is times are changing

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