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Hiring for Potential Easier Said then Done
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
A term recently getting more attention is 'Hiring for Potential' (HFP).
You can understand HFP as the talent management and recruiting philosophy in which it's not enough for applicants, key employees, managers and leaders to have the right knowledge, experience and skills needed at this moment and in the current settings, but in which also their potential is assessed to learn new things as and when they will become necessary.
In other words, it's a form of hiring not only or primarily based on what an applicant has done, or his/her mastery of certain skills or bodies of knowledge, but rather on the individual’s raw talents and abilities.

In current VUCA environments (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous circumstances) this way of talent spotting and selection is obviously getting renewed and more intense attention....Sign up
 

 
Talent Management - Hiring HiPo's
Dr. Alan Williams, Professor, Thailand, Member
Not an answer, but keep in mind that not many business corporations can justify, or do justify the enormous expense of hiring and holding people who a...Sign up
 

 
Hiring for Potential
Frank Green
I came across a publication called "Hiring, Managing & Firing a Guide to Employment for Small Business" which was written around 1996. In that publica...Sign up
 

 
Hiring for Potential
David Vroon, Management Consultant, Canada, Member
I think this is why companies tend to stay safe and hire for the role, but then give a person a chance to show themselves as having higher potential a...Sign up
 

 
Hiring for Potential Requires Nurturing
Briolett, Manager, Canada, Member
Can potential be seen? Yes; Can it be viewed as a threat? Yes. A threat to what? Our own self-worth.
Hiring for potential is a way of looking for...Sign up
 

 
Who is Interviewing the Potentials?
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
I don't think that there is a best practice measurable assessment. What you can do is taking some time, telling the candidate what he thinks about som...Sign up
 

 
Versatility another Criterion for Hiring for Potential
Eric Moran, Consultant, Canada, Member
I argue that versatility (Editor: ~capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.) is as impo...Sign up
 

 
Hiring for Potential
Dr Hussein Laqwer, CEO, Saudi Arabia, Member
I think one of the most important assessment for hiring is the commitment of the candidate toward his new job.
I have seen people came looking fo...Sign up
 

 
Hiring For Talent
Dr. Alan Williams, Professor, Thailand, Member
@Briolett: Agree. One of the best CEOs I have encountered in consulting work naturally / always observed high value...Sign up
 

 
Hiring for Role AND Potential
mccarthy, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
We both advise and implement a methodology called "Topgrading" as part of a talent management strategy. This in a nutshell means you hire for the role...Sign up
 

 
Experiences in Short-term Contracts Employement
Gwande, Project Manager, Zimbabwe, Member
HFP is good and seems strategic, especially where you need to groom your future leaders. However in short term contracting, focus is on current needs ...Sign up
 

 
Potential and Fit
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
It is my experience that one factor, which is not included in the list above, that is essential for any person to show their true potential, is "FIT"....Sign up
 

 
Why I Prefer Hiring for Potential
Tran le Phuong, Teacher, Mongolia, Member
As person in-charge of screening staff before employing them, I prefer to get staff who have superb potential for the work, putting aside experience.<...Sign up
 

 
HIRING FOR POTENTIAL
Dr. Alan Williams, Professor, Thailand, Member
@Tran le Phuong: I'm assuming you mean recruiting teachers (you mentioned school philosophy). What about the need fo...Sign up
 

 
Hiring for Potential
Tran le Phuong, Teacher, Mongolia, Member
Hi, Dr. Alan Williams, Thanks for your comments, they give me new insights.
I absolutely agree with you with all you mentioned. However, you need...Sign up
 

 
Motivation and Commitment is not Enough for High Potentials
Bernhard Keim, Business Consultant, Germany, Premium Member
Even when a soldier may be highly motivated and committed to his duties, he might be only committed and motivated to follow orders. This attitude can ...Sign up
 

 
Hiring for Fitness
mccarthy, Business Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
@Andrew Blaine: I agree with FIT... But that has to be organisational culture-based, as the likelihood is the person...Sign up
 

 
Soldiers and Blind Obedience
Andrew Blaine, Business Consultant, South Africa, Member
@Bernhard Keim: As a retired professional soldier I remain in awe of the contributors to this forum who ascribe bli...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Traits for High Potentials
jorge anibal hoyos hoyos, Manager, Colombia, Member
I think the following concepts are the focus on which you must put your efforts:
The INGENUITY to pick out and spot the right and pertinent ideas...Sign up
 

 
Critical Thinking and Leadership Behaviors
Kim Coxon, Manager, United States, Member
@Bernhard Keim: I agree with you. It requires true leadership behaviors along with critical thinking, alignment of ...Sign up
 

 
HIRING FOR POTENTIAL
Dr. Alan Williams, Professor, Thailand, Member
@Tran le Phuong: I note your comment however I don't understand why you so quickly claim that experienced people eq...Sign up
 

 
Motivation, Curiosity, and Insight as the Basis of Hiring for Potential
Kim Coxon, Manager, United States, Member
- MOTIVATION, as it applies to potential, needs clarification. Motivation to accomplish a task can be very different from motivation to determine the ...Sign up
 

 
How to Spot Potential?
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
How to spot potential in an effective way? Claudio Fernández-Aráoz elaborates on the steps to most efficiently spot new talents with potential:
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