Don’t Just Look for Experience in Your Next Hire—Look for Speed of Learning

January 10, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Not too long ago, jobs were more difficult to come by and hiring managers had the pick of the litter. Now, thanks to the continuing talent shortage, it’s a job hunter’s market, and businesses everywhere are struggling to fill vacancies with qualified candidates.

The good news is that the number of job listings with unreasonable requirements is on the decline. Based on an analysis of 15 million online job postings by Burning Glass Technologies, the percentage of entry-level jobs that require 3 or more years of experience has declined from 29% in 2012 to 23% in 2018. However, what should remain mandatory in the eyes of hiring managers is the ability to learn quickly and adapt to changes.

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