Recognising the potential for people without experience
It’s a decision many employers face in shortlisting and interviewing but how many are willing to take a chance on the candidate with less experience?
Recently two of our clients in the legal sector have recognised the potential in candidates who have great drive and aptitude but no concrete legal experience on their CVs. Of course the candidates in question had really done their homework and researched and investigated the companies, thus making a great impression at interview. But even still, is it a risky decision to pin your hopes on someone who hasn’t proved themselves in the workplace?
Laura and I wrote about this in a recent SHR newsletter, urging employers (particularly in the legal sector) to be creative about skills and experience gained outside the LIS workplace. We’re delighted to see this is happening! It surely makes for a richer and more varied working environment and could produce some real stars in our industry. Would you give someone that lucky break?