Great Fastcompany article By Dinah Wisenberg Brin
When you’re hiring, look past the experience candidates come with, to the potential for them to grow into the perfect fit for your company.
An electronics retailer hires a CEO who seems to possess the ideal credentials and skills, only to find him ill-prepared to handle changing market dynamics.
A small brewery, in contrast, picks a project manager lacking in relevant industry experience, based on a hiring consultant’s feeling that the man will succeed. The new hire quickly ascends to a key role in a strong management team that turns the company into a conglomerate.
What’s the difference in the two hires?
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