Hiring Minds That Work

March 6, 2013 — 1 Comment
Hiring Minds That Work

This is a great working title.

Hiring Minds That Work – relationship-economy.com

“The problem with that process is that it reflected the business models of the industrial era which mimicked the mental models of slavery.”

Brian Patrick Cork

This article was shared with me by twenty-three people. That’s telling. The reasons ranged from me being a, “thought leader” and “influencer” to recognized over making a stand that hiring today is “mission specific”.


“The idea of matching someone’s skills and experience on a resume to a job description consisting of an arbitrary list of skills and experiences is archaic and reflects a lack of thinking. Today, the production of value isn’t about standardizing work it is about hiring minds that can continuously learn how to create more value.”

I’ll end up agreeing with almost everyone, but with a twist. I believe we’ll see a trend of blended-hiring.

lacrosse athletesWe’ll see continued automation and outsourcing as direct reports need to be defined subject-matter-experts over thirty-six month hiring arcs.However, as trends continue through business opportunities like mobility, security, digital, data, etc we will need greater “thought leadership”. This takes more athleticism and creativity. NOTE: That was long the hall-mark for recruiting Lacrosse players in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Lacrosse is also a hot trend, eh.

So… In areas that are deemed more pioneering there is less subject-matter-expertise and greater need for vision and vision-casting that SME’s can support.

More later. This is vitally important.

This directly influences and impacts recruiting/ hiring, job search strategy, and venture capital.

Let’s be part of the Solution.

brian patrick cork

One response to Hiring Minds That Work


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