Turn Hunter-Gatherers Into Farmers: How Modern Talent Acquisition Can Adopt Millenia-Old Evolutionary Changes to Hire Better and Faster
JUNE 25, 2020
For decades, talent-acquisition teams have been built around the idea that all talent must be found externally, over-optimizing tools and processes around the theory that the best hire is going to start as a stranger. Recruiters have been trained in a hunter-gatherer model to ignore some of their best talent sources just because they didn’t match up to that idea. The cost of hiring exceptional talent from the outside is far more than the cost of promoting from within.