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Most firms ask the wrong questions when recruiting people

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People are usually a significant proportion of most organisations’ competitive advantage. You don’t want large swathes of your talent leaving. Not only is this costly, but it can be destabilising. Being able to predict who is most likely to stick around and develop commitment to the organisation is worth its weight in gold.

A new study with somewhat counter-intuitive findings shows you exactly how to predict who is most likely to develop commitment to the organisation and who is likely to be moving on again in a few years’ time.

Investment in skills development

In terms of the skills employees develop whilst working for an organisation there are generally considered to be two specific types of skill bases that people build up during employment:

  1. Firm specific skills and
  2. General human capital skills.

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