This is the fourth blog in our ‘soft skills hiring practices’ series. If you missed any of the other blogs in our series, you can view them here.
Employees with Growth Potential and the Looming Talent Crisis
This blog focuses on interviewing questions that can help you tangibly determine the growth potential of a candidate. Why are these questions so incredibly important? Our organizations, according to Workforce 2020, are in a talent crisis. With the rate of change increasing, employee skills are deteriorating or become obsolete every 2 – 2.5 years. In IT, this ‘skills obsolescence’ is actually accelerating given:
- all the change stressors IT is experiencing in general
- the increased demands being placed on IT’s human resources
When employees were surveyed, 60% responded that they fear becoming obsolete and irrelevant given the demands of the future workplace.
Given that we are now working in a continuously changing and dynamic environment, we need to address the organizational need to have employees who have growth potential and can align and stay relevant with the rapidly changing work demands.