Qualifications vs Experience: Which is More Critical to Your Team’s Success?

February 15, 2023

Qualifications vs Experience: Which is More Critical to Your Team’s Success?

Are you a business owner or a leader of an organization that’s looking to hire top talent? If so, you may have had the struggle of weighing experience against qualifications. I’m here to tell you that the two are not mutually exclusive or guaranteed to exist at the same time.

Someone can be qualified but lack experience or they can have a ton of experience but lack the necessary qualifications. What’s important is that hiring professionals first have a clear vision of what you are looking for and why when looking to hire someone to support your team.

What qualifications are you looking for? What are you requiring people to have in order to do the job that you’re hiring for? In other words, what level of qualification will people need to have to demonstrate that they have the ability to deliver a solution to your needs and ensure that your team is successful?

Is it possible that you need someone with more experience? If so, understand that this will be more expensive. Can you afford the top talent that brings solutions to your organization, or do you need to hire people that meet the qualifications and that can be trained to meet your standards? We’re breaking this down and much more on this information-rich episode of the Rutledge Perspective. Check it out!

𝑇𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 📝

🔑 Qualifications are certifications or degrees. Experience is time spent doing the job or a role similar to the job that you need to be filled.
🔑 Top talent is the best talent that you can get in your market for what you’re willing to pay.
🔑 When you think about what qualifications are critical to success your world opens up to possibilities.

ℍ𝕠𝕞𝕖𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕜 📚

If you are hiring someone to be your CFO, virtual assistant, staff member, or an integral part of your organization, ask yourself these very important questions:

What qualifications are necessary for the job that you need to be filled?
Are you in a position to hire someone that is qualified but lacks experience?
Is your staff qualified to properly train new hires and onboard them correctly?

𝓯𝓾𝓵𝓵 🎧 𝓪𝓷𝓭 📹 𝓪𝓽 🔗 𝓲𝓷 𝓫𝓲𝓸

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Laurel Rutledge’s human-centered approach, empathy, and understanding of individual needs make her a top-notch personal advisor and women’s leadership coach. Her care and compassion have made her an indispensable guide for countless women navigating the next phases of their lives and careers. Add to that her intimate knowledge of the HR landscape, and it becomes clear why her HR clients have had such transformative experiences. Just as Rutledge has helped countless others get out of their rut and off of the ledge, so too can she help you. After receiving her MBA, Laurel moved from accounting and consulting to human resources, driven by a desire to do good in a business environment. It quickly became apparent that the switch had been a good choice — she flourished professionally and became happier, satisfied with the difference she could make through her work. After a 30-year career, she left the corporate world, but her passion for HR and helping others has only grown. Now, she works one-on-one with clients, leveraging her experience in leadership and personal development to help them get the most of out their lives and careers. From her beginnings as a consultant at Deloitte to her time as VP of HR at Covestro, Laurel has seen more sides of the business world than most. She’s achieved technical mastery of HR, with a deep knowledge of the rules and regulations that must be followed. She’s also a people person, perceptive and outgoing, with a sixth sense for helping others to see the difference between what they want and what they need. The culmination of this is in her personal philosophy: “lead with your heart, act with your head.” Find out more at: https://laurelrutledge.com Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. You can also subscribe from the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave us an iTunes review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on iTunes, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on iTunes.

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