How often does “where” you work prevent you from becoming who you want to be?
How often has an application for your next (dream) role been rejected because you are not from the same industry?
An increasing number of my network group have noticed problems recruiting talent, yet pretty much all of them gave a knee jerk “no way” to the suggestion of looking at people who have the talent but not the industry experience. And it seems, on my straw poll, that financial services are the worst!
I wonder, as a HR profession, when does experience in the industry be the primary criteria for deselection over and above any other HR experience?
For those clients, what has happened in the past to make the criteria so important. And how close to discrimination is it??