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PRINCIPLES OF HIRING ACCURACY

PRINCIPLE

#22
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION DON'T PREDICT JOB SUCCESS
Job Experience & Education (in years) explain only 1% & 3% of the variability in Job Performance. Hiring right starts with deprioritizing these factors in your screening process.

As mentioned in 21, part of hiring right is knowing what traits to screen for.

Given that, you'll be shocked to learn - the traits least predictive of job success are the ones listed as 'required' in most job reqs.

This is significant enough to repeat.

THE TRAITS LEAST PREDICTIVE OF JOB SUCCESS ARE THE ONES LISTED AS 'REQUIRED' IN MOST JOB REQS.

What am I referring to?

1) YEARS OF EDUCATION
2) YEARS OF JOB EXPERIENCE

According to the largest meta study ever done on hiring accuracy (85 years of research)...

> The above 2 factors explain only 1 and 3% of the variability in Job Performance (respectively)!

If this is true, why do so many companies prioritize them in screening:

1) IGNORANCE
2) LAZINESS

If you don't track hiring accuracy, you won't know any better... So you'll naturally go with what's easy.

[Years of education & job experience are easy to quantify/measure.]

If a company wants to hire right, they should start by deprioritizing these factors in their screening process.

Agree or disagree?
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