[Podcast] Hiring for Skills over Experience: Shifting the Dial

In a recent interview series, IHR’s Natasha Preocanin sat down, virtually, with Duncan Miller and Mathieu Durif, Cornerstone to discuss some of the main challenges talent acquisition teams are facing today and how the recent pandemic has forced new ways of thinking and accelerated a new way of recruiting.  

The Cornerstone People Research Lab found that 83 percent of leaders have prioritised skills development in the past year, compared to just 63 percent within the last five years. Because of this, there has been a transition in recruitment from hiring for experience to hiring for skills. But recruiters must have a firm grasp on what skills need to be bought, borrowed or built – i.e., which to recruit for, which to outsource and what potential exists internally where employees can upskill and reskill.

Topics Discussed:

  • Creating an agile workforce by developing employees from a learning and skills perspective
  • How to move from hiring for experience to hiring for skills
  • Level of internal training needed to be successful in shifting to a skills-based hiring method
  • The tools and technologies to help identify and/or assess for skills rather than experience
  • The impact on diversity
  • Hiring for skills of the future
  • …and much more!

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