Tag: human capital

Should You Hire the Generalist or the Specialist?

December 13th, 2011   •   1 comment   

Should you hire a General (like Cao Cao) or a highly specialised Sniper? (courtesy of Rongwen’s blog)

In the Human Resource function of any organisation, an age-old dilemma commonly exists.

Should a company hire somebody with years of vertical expertise with deep and specialised knowledge in a niche area? Should it instead recruit somebody with horizontal expertise (ie a generalist) who may even hail from an entirely different profession or industry altogether? How about a candidate with a mixture of both horizontal and vertical areas of specialisation?

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Who Should You Hire?

January 3rd, 2011   •   1 comment   

Courtesy of Diverse Connections

One of the key strategies in the Human Resource function of any organisation is to hire the right people at the right price. While human capital are the most important assets in any organisation, the process of recruitment is often more like a “hit and miss” strategy which usually depend on the following factors:

1) How well the candidates write (assuming that they have done it themselves)

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