Have you ever noticed those indoor navigation maps in shopping malls that say, “You Are Here”? The navigation maps exist to guide you in the right direction in an unfamiliar space and help you to reach the desired location.
Our journey at the workplace is precisely like a shopping mall with no clear destination. This journey is not always about the rainbows and unicorns. Sometimes, it pulls you down by great storms of failure, and you get lost on a bumpy road of tough challenges with this unerring sense of direction.
The winning weapon is INTELLIGENCE
Just like a navigation map in the shopping mall, intelligence orients you in organizational structure, and the true potential ensures that you’re as good as you can possibly be for the role you’re hired for. Your capacity to understand and process knowledge in right way helps you to know where you are, where you want to go, and how to reach the desired location.
INTELLIGENT hiring is the order of the day
Gone are those days when recruiters were blindly hooked for the magical numbers i.e. years of work experience at the time of recruitment. High-potential talent and intelligence are beating years of irrelevance hands down.
The HR professionals are gradually evolving from the age-old hiring trends to better talent acquisition to address changing market dynamics. They’re looking forward to induce people who are potentially trained with the right skill-set and ready to take on their challenging roles in the workplace. Also, millennials (Generation Y) are a passionate pool of employees who bring an enormous amount of positive energy in an organization.
Some differentiating factors of hiring the Millennials in the workplace are:
- They’re the young growth-oriented workforce who are always curious to learn new things and intense to master their area of interest. Generation Y has greater focus and dedication towards work.
- They’re ready to walk that extra mile willingly to achieve the work-related goals and let their organization thrive for long.
- They’re quite flexible and ready to adapt to tough working conditions very smoothly. Long working hours never demotivate them.
- They focus on incentivizing productive behaviors within an organization instead of concentrating on non-productive behaviors.
- They look at opportunities and challenges as their best companions to enhance their capabilities.
From the biggest corporations to struggling startups, everyone is willingly replacing the traditional steady generation of the workforce with a dynamic workforce of millennials to become more responsive in today’s increasingly complex business environments.
Because it’s not about the HOW or the WHAT but, what truly matters the most in today’s new era of talent spotting is the ‘WHO’. There is no point recruiting someone with five years of irrelevant work experience. Sometimes that six months experience is more valuable than those so called magic numbers.