Executive Tips: Is ‘Learnability’ on Your Checklist When You Hire

I liked this article that I read on learnability.  In it, they define learnability as, “the desire and capability to develop in-demand skills to be employable for the long-term”.  While I like the article and agree with the concept, I can’t help but think that this isn’t too dissimilar from looking for someone with initiative.  People who are always on the look out to grow and acquire more knowledge are also usually joiners and doers and you can spot that on their resume.  But I do like the idea of adding more review questions that may deliver further insights into ‘learnability’ and how an individual

It is pretty easy to model learnability.  Simply allow teams the opportunity to present updates about what new projects or development in their focus areas or break down a problem, new sale, or project as a case study.  Encourage team members to look outside and bring in articles to share or recommend short business videos to one another.

Take a read and see what you think.

This skill could save your job – and your company – World Economic Forum

 

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