Rockstars and Professional Development (was: Hiring Strategies)
2 Oct 2007 - 12:14pm
7 years ago
Yes, I've seen that too. Unfortunately, with the current state of the
market how can someone hire rock stars when there are more jobs than
candidates to fill the shoes. That, and rockstars normally have egos
that decimate the team they join (I've witnessed this) because no one
wants to work with an arrogant person in a team environment.
>From my experience, a company who doesn't contribute to professional development is not one worth working for. Skills and technologies
change too often, and without a company footing the bill to keep you
current (to tackle future problems for said company), why would you
want to work for such a company. It's almost as if they're saying,
"we don't care about you and your skills, we just want you to make
money for us." I don't buy into that. It's a shared responsibility,
and one that makes for a much happier employee. One that doesn't need
to do his/her continuing education during family time - one who'll be
more passionate about coming to work for a company who cares.
As for companies, every single company I have ever worked for has had
some type of budget for training/development. This from both small
companies to the fortune 500's I've worked for. I've never seen or
heard of a company that explicitly says training is on your own.
Just my 2 cents.
On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 05:19:42, Will Evans <wkevans4 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dan wrote: "The desire to do great work, keep learning, and always > add value is what gets my interest." > > Given two candidates, one with a 10 in passion for IxD, 7 in skills - > the other with a 7 in passion and a 10 in skills, I would probably opt > for the more passionate candidate, assuming they are also passionate > about learning :-) > > Speaking of learning - has anyone noticed a shift over the past 10 > years in many businesses in which hiring has shifted away from > growing great people, their knowledge, the development - to hiring > rockstars? It seems that I have noticed many more companies that are > unwilling to pay for continuing education, professional development, > training, etc. I can't think that my company is the only one that > explicitly does not pay for training or professional development and > believes that any an employee does should be done on their own time, > on their own dime. > Maybe we could start another thread on professional development and > training for people in the UX community. Which companies support it - > which ones don't... > > -Will > > > . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > Posted from the improved ixda.org >http://beta.ixda.org/discuss?post=20918 > > > ________________________________________________________________ > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)! > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org > List Guidelines ............ http://beta.ixda.org/guidelines > List Help .................. http://beta.ixda.org/help > Unsubscribe ................ http://beta.ixda.org/unsubscribe > Questions .................. list at ixda.org > Home ....................... http://beta.ixda.org >