How To Measure Potential In Employees
When making hiring decisions, are you considering your candidates’ potential for future progression?
It’s an easy part of the hiring process to gloss over. After all, it’s not an immediate concern, right? But actually, hiring candidates who don’t have the right future potential your company needs can really impact their future success and, by extension, the future success of their department and the business as a whole.
Let us introduce to you the Peter Principle that demonstrates exactly this:
Dr Laurence Peter’s profound observation was that “In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence”.
So, what’s the solution to this? How do you promote people based on potential for the future role, not just past performance? How do you measure potential?
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