Hiring for jobs that don’t exist yet

April 15, 2019 by

This article from Korn Ferry is a quick and interesting read.

Many of the jobs businesses are recruiting for now, didn’t exist a year ago. It’s pretty scary to think how quickly the landscape is changing.

We’re fortunate to work with many leading edge organisations well prepared for this emerging scenario. Their experiences very much highlights the importance of the three key dot points outlined by Korn Ferry:

  1. Recruit for soft-skills – hard skills are easier to teach as requirements change.
  2. Develop the capability of your own people and leaders – growing this internally is far more cost-effective than trying to find it externally.
  3. Plan for the future. The Korn Ferry research suggests that only 4% of companies plan for their future workforce needs. Eek!

It’s a great time to be looking ahead in your business.

What positions do you imagine you might need in a couple of years time that might not exist now?

Tony Chapman

Tony Chapman is a Director of SRA Corporate Change, as well as a mentor, coach, facilitator and senior consultant. 

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