As an HR manager of a successful Dubai-based startup, do you often find it difficult to decide when should you hire whom—raw talent or an experienced professional? Well, you’re not alone.
The ‘raw talent or job experience’ conundrum troubles even the most experienced HR managers at Fortune 500 companies. But that doesn’t mean there’s no way out of this maze. You can solve this riddle once and for all—and we’ll show you how.
In this post, we show you when to hire raw talent and when to go with experience, along with common pitfalls you must avoid. So, let’s get started.
Why You Need the Right Person at Every Job
For a startup company in Dubai, it is important to hire the best talent because your loss will be your competitor’s gain. With business environment here being highly competitive, you must do whatever you can to gain an edge over competition.
Understanding when to hire which type of professional will give your business a competitive edge and help you outperform other startups like you and also quickly narrow down the gap between you and the leading players.
Hiring Tips for Dubai-based Startups
Follow these tips to give yourself the best chance to hire the right person for every job opening.
You should go for experience when:
You should go for raw talent when:
Before you start interviewing candidates, take a call on this. Otherwise, you might just end up wasting your and candidates’ time. Worse still, you might bring on board a person who’s not suited for the job.
Experience doesn’t always amount to talent.
A candidate’s experience is not a measure of his talent. As a matter of fact, there are many experienced professionals in Dubai who are just mediocre. Precisely for this reason, along with an inspiring track record, you must value traits which showcase the candidate’s ability to be proactive, work in a team, and stay self-motivated. HR experts believe such employees add a lot of value to their organizations over time.
A list of impressive past titles and employers is good—but it is not everything.
Don’t think that a candidate would add great value to your team just because he has done his masters from a premier college and worked with some impressive names. What you must focus most on is his achievements. That—and not other things—will give you a fair idea about what that employee will bring to the table.
For more information on how to hire the right candidates for your Dubai and UAE based startup, feel free to contact us. Our hiring experts will get in touch you and help you hire the best talent in the industry.