Today we live in a word where blunt instruments rarely work and yet many companies continue to use them in their hiring practices. I’m often on the phone with a client or meeting in person and they look at a resume I’ve submitted. They scan the resume and say “They’ve moved around a lot.”
Yet I have met with agency principals that talk about how they have turned over more than half their entire staff in the last year because they wanted to shake things up. They create the problem that they criticize but wisdom doesn’t come easily to many in the New Normal.
Longevity doesn’t predict career success in many ways although many companies and their employees swear by it. That theory over indexes with people that haven’t lost their job in a while.
Why do so many companies still love the hiring road plan of the past? Did they not experience the Great Recession?