The race to hire for either skills or experience is over. Today, it’s all about hiring attitude and talent.
So, what is the difference?
- A skill is the ability to do a particular task, like the ability to drive a truck, design a building, or cut hair.
- Experience hones those skills.
- Talent is the ability to learn new skills and/or dramatically improve upon an existing skill set.
- And, attitude is what makes people with talents and/or skills and/or experience extraordinary employees.
Every organization that is filled with honest, motivated, connected, eager, learning, experimenting, ethical people will always defeat the ones that merely have skills, experience, and talent.
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In the race between “talent,” “attitude,” “skills,” and “experience,” my money’s on “attitude” every time.
This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.