Should You Hire for Potential?

When you are looking to add a new member to your team, it is tempting to hire the most experienced person with a proven track record of success. While sometimes it makes sense to focus your hiring efforts on candidates who have already demonstrated their talents and abilities, there are other times when hiring for potential could have a bigger long-term benefit for your organization.

Hiring for potential could make a lot of sense for your organization because:

  • You can capture top talent before anyone else does. If you are willing to hire young people who have shown tremendous promise but who have not yet developed a track record of proven performance, your company can capture some of the most talented members of the next generation of workers. These skilled professionals are more likely to be loyal to your organization if you gave them their chance to break into the business, so you can benefit from harnessing their talent for the long term.
  • You can foster innovation. Often, people with potential who haven’t been in the business for decades will have a fresh perspective on solving problems and facing challenges. By hiring for potential, you give your company the chance to innovate and ideate and you may outpace your competitors in coming up with better approaches to meeting your clients’ needs.
  • You can customize training. Workers who are newer to the field won’t have a lot of preconceived ideas and established methods of accomplishing their tasks. You can train these workers to best meet the needs of your organization, and their professional skills will develop in line with what your business needs.

If you have decided it makes sense to hire based on potential, it is important you work with recruiters who are good at spotting budding new talent. High Profile can help your organization find workers who will become tomorrow’s industry leaders and who will help your organization excel beyond expectations. To find out more about how our staffing service can aid in your hiring efforts, give us a call at 972-991-7900 or contact us online today.