HR recruitment

Pigeonholing candidates and then trying to catch 'the one' - Seriously though, how essential is 'sector experience' in HR recruitment?

Pigeonholing candidates and then trying to catch 'the one' - Seriously though, how essential is 'sector experience' in HR recruitment?

In a time of economic uncertainty and when budgets are tighter than ever, it is clear that many organisations look to ‘play it safe’ when it comes to hiring new talent. But why is ‘sector experience’ still seen as one of the most important over- arching requirements when it comes to selecting talent?