Experience vs. Education in Hiring (How About Both?)
Your organization needs to hire more staff, so you created a job posting and now have applications to review. Statistics show that many openings take about 44 days to fill, costing employers money each day the position goes unfilled. Plus, 72% of organizations have trouble finding the right candidate for the job.
So, what’s more important for choosing the best candidate: experience or education?
On the one hand, education shows that the candidate has the theoretical knowledge and specific technical skills – if they have a more technical degree. However, on-the-job experience shows they have developed their skills and are often aligned with industry changes. Education keeps someone learning, and experience lets them put that learning into practice.
It’s an age-old question, but there’s a better approach to experience vs. education: how about both?
Hiring for Education and Experience
When you hire for both experience and education, you’re giving your organization the best of both worlds. Specialized educational partners like MedCerts can help you meet your hiring needs and boost your in-house talent. Your employees come to the job with current knowledge, a strong background and practical experience in their specialty field.
Healthcare and IT careers, for example, demand a lot of theoretical knowledge about concepts, approaches and definitions, making it essential for staff to know what something means or where it originated. They also need the practical know-how and technical abilities to accomplish daily tasks.
By shifting your hiring approach to work experience and education, you can capture the best talent – and keep them. MedCerts offers opportunities to connect you with people who have or will have the skills you need.
MedCerts’ unique train-and-hire partnership model is the solution you need for acquiring job-ready employees. It starts with recruitment, which we handle through targeted ads to find people who meet your criteria.
After you approve the candidates, we train them on the required skills you need in your organization. Candidates move from conditional hire to full hire at the end of their training, becoming a valued part of your staff.
What happens if you have the employees but they lack the latest skills? This scenario is common in many industries, especially information technology and healthcare, where advancements and best practices change quickly. Your staff needs to upskill and renew their knowledge to keep up with industry trends.
Upskilling is when current employees take specialized training to get their skills to the right level. This model is one of the best ways to retain your team and give them the right tools and skill set to succeed.
Cost-effective online programs create talented workers, helping generate a stronger work culture. Through a MedCerts upskilling partnership, your organization has access to in-demand allied health and information technology programs. You can maintain a skilled team, and your employees get career development skills and recognition.
MedCerts Partnerships: Where Education Meets Experience
So, is education or experience more important? While some sectors prefer one or the other, dynamic industries like healthcare and IT need both for employees to succeed. Fill your organization with star talent by partnering with MedCerts today.