Hiring hammers

Thursday, 18 Aug 2005 [Friday, 19 Aug 2005]

Sam Newman:

Anyone having to consider which of the two frameworks is right for them is inevitably going to have to think about the task of hiring people and this may have an impact on their choice.

I never understood why companies hire technologies instead of people. Certainly if I was a manager, I’d consider someone who has no experience with the tools the company uses but no problem picking them up within a short timeframe either to be more appealing than someone who has 10 years of experience with the tools in use but no capacity for picking up new ones.

Hiring technologies is a fear-based strategy.

Update: Dorothea Salo on Learning how to learn is pertinent.

Via Paul Hammond.