I don’t usually frequent video sites (dinosaur that I am), but I received a link to a video called Shift Happens and it had some very interesting information. I don’t know if the number stats are 100% accurate, but the information in it parallels other sources I read.
Three of the points confirm a critical hiring attitude—
- One week of the New York Times contains more information than a person living in the 18th century came across in a lifetime.
- More unique, new information will be generated this year than in the previous 5000 years combined.
- Half of what students starting a four-year degree learn in their first year will be outdated by the third year.
Given the third point, it’s reasonable to assume that a similar pattern holds for work experience, too.
And that brings us to the critical hiring attitude that every manager needs to have—it’s not just what a person knows, but also how well they learn combined with their ability to extrapolate new insights from their previous knowledge and experience that makes them a more valuable addition to your team.
In other words, think not only of where they have been, but also of where they can go in the future.