Recruit for potential, not pedigree.
The skills that your existing staff and prospective hires have today will almost certainly not be the skills they need five years down the line. It’s highly likely it won’t even be the skill set they need a year from now. Hiring by skill set is myopic; what is needed is a holistic view. Enter resourcing by personality.
Resourcing by personality is a much more effective way to ensure that your people will be a good fit, both when they join your team and well into the future. But resourcing by personality is not the same as appointing the candidate you get along with best. It’s not even the same as going with your gut. The decision to hire by personality requires employers to do three things: be intentional, be objective, and be evidence-based.