Upgrading – A Brilliant Strategy

36829233_thbIn many areas, it appears the job market has improved dramatically over the past year.

I’m also seeing that many jobs are going to highly qualified people — in fact it seems like many of the jobs are being filled by over qualified candidates.

As an example, a coaching client of mine was recently offered two jobs with two different organizations. The employers were filling positions and wanted him because he is very, very good … in fact arguably over qualified.

Another client of mine is being hounded by multiple ‘head hunters’. He’s also very good but is very engaged with what he is doing with his current employer.

As employers are filling voids in their organization, they’re upgrading … a brilliant strategy!

The thinking is, there is an abundance of highly talented people still looking for work …or looking to change employers … why not fill our positions with the best people available?

Who doesn’t like an upgrade?

My leadership tip this week is to encourage you to hire the best possible over qualified candidate you can find. Have the courage to fill your organization with people better than what you had (have) and who are better than you.

Hire experience, knowledge and expertise. Don’t be afraid or intimidated by it; become effective in leading it – channeling it and your organization will be better for it.

Two additional thoughts for you:

1. Protect the culture – avoid the bad hire

2. Don’t forget about the importance of continuing with your professional development plans – if you hire the best, you have to keep up with the best, so I urge you to continue to work on upgrading your skills as well.

Upgrading … brilliant!

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