Hiya! You are warmly welcome once again. Let’s talk about hiring staffs today.
I pretty much know that being an entrepreneur, you are always in the business of hiring (and firing – though this bit is not very nice). I will keep it on the nice side of hiring for today, less some people lose interest in reading the blog. I will talk about the other side another day. So, of course there is the aspect of education, qualification, schools attended and grades etc. that many times influences the hiring process. There are people and organizations out there that sometimes just overdo it, making decisions based on schools and universities or colleges attended, grades attained, letters behind a person’s name (these days some people have it before the names though) etc. Do you get what I’m meaning here?
Permit me to say a dangerous statement here. There are more than enough good reasons why you can overlook those educational backgrounds and qualifications while hiring staffs. Education, qualification, experience etc. are most times overrated. The entire world has had extremely successful people who don’t have those things. We read about the likes of Bill Gates & Steve Jobs who were school dropouts and others who did not have those big letters associated with their names but they have transformed the world in many ways. I even imagine that you have one of their products next to you now, or probably in a room next to you! Am I lying? Come on, pal! Speak the truth and be free. Ok?
Certainly education and qualifications are not everything when you want to get the best staffs for your enterprise or business. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not an advocate for people without papers. However, I know that those folks also have very precious things God has given them for the benefit of the world. Don’t get angry with me. In any case, is the government going to follow you and lock you up for hiring non-qualified people? Obviously not unless you are in a very regulated industry. So why not go ahead and check out those guys? Why do you stick to those qualifications always when hiring staffs? I will not accuse you for being biased as that could be too much for you. However, I will show you that you could overlook those and still hire right.
So, what are the top reasons why you can overlook education and qualification when hiring?
Ok. Let me stop it right here. So, never put all your mind on qualifications when hiring staffs. Do you understand? Try and look beyond that. You could land on some jewels that you would not let go from your enterprise. Cheers!
The Wise Entrepreneur