Why Employers Should Stop Hiring Based on Work History
A common hiring philosophy used for generations is being flipped on its head by new research from Florida State University.
Screening job applicants based on their prior work experience is often a mistake among employers, according to Chad Van Iddekinge, FSU’s Bank of America Professor of Management and an expert on human resources management.
“Previous work experience generally is not a good indicator of how well employees perform in a new organization,” Van Iddekinge said. “Our research found a very small relationship between the amount or type of experience that employees possessed when they came into a new organization and how they ultimately performed in that job. There’s almost no relationship in most cases.”