Hiring Experienced Vs. Inexperienced Employees
Posted March 6, 2020
When you post a new job for your company, you expect to spend lots of time reviewing resumes. You’re looking to see which applicants meet most of your qualifications.
No applicant will ever match up perfectly with your job description. Some will fall woefully short and others will exceed making you question why they applied. Most applicants fall somewhere in between. Do you hire a more experienced applicant or do you hire a less experienced one?
It’s true that hiring experienced employees means you don’t have to teach the basics. There’s generally less of a ramp up period where they learn what’s happening and many times, more experienced hires are quicker to catch on.
On the other hand, hiring someone with little experience means you have a longer training period and can’t expect as much out of them as quickly. However, you’re starting with a clean slate which means you can mold this new hire the way you see fit.