We all look for the perfect fit when recruiting. The right education, skill set, industry certification and so on.....But what if there were greater value in hiring for development rather than looking for the Purple Squirrel?
In this current day and age, we know that a business should be flexible, agile and adaptable at all times. They need to have the working environment that is willing to change to align with longer-term goals. Most of all, however, they need to have the working environment that is willing to evolve and learn new skills and new requirements to adapt to this change. Obviously, an ongoing learning and development strategy is imperative to this, however, can hiring the purple squirrel actually be detrimental to achieving this longer-term goal?