Employed or Unemployed: Who Would You Hire?
For those of you who are hiring--I'm guessing there are a few out there--do you lean toward those IT pros who already have a job, or those that are currently unemployed?
Columbia Business School Professor Rita McGrath takes a look at this issue in this blog post.
Her analysis of a story in The Wall Street Journal about hiring tendencies today:
"Apparently, many believe that those that are unemployed were their former employers' lower-priorities, poor performers or otherwise non-superstars. By hiring someone who already has a job, they reason, they are reducing their risk of picking up someone who is a second-class performer."
There's definitely some logic there. But then again, there are plenty of talented IT pros out there that found themselves jobless simply because their companies had to cut back due to the recession. Quite a challenge for CIOs.
IT pros, what's the reality for you? Have you opted for one or the other? And what kinds of results have you seen?