Human Resources: how to select the right staff for promotion
1. qualification eg. an advanced degree high aptitude and a wide range of knowledge and skills
2. experience tell performance, track record, and leadership potential
3. personality eg. Sales—outgoing
Well, as is known to all, it is very important to select the right staff for promotion. The question is of course – how?
For one thing, qualification definitely counts a great deal. A good qualification, especially an advanced degree, normally indicates high aptitude and a wide range of knowledge and skills. Even though we often hear clichés like ‘But degrees don’t mean everything’, in the real world, qualification actually means a lot.
That said, there ARE certain skills and knowledge, or what we call flair, that come only from long-time hands-on experience. So it is only natural that the next thing to consider should be experience. Only by accumulating enough experience can an employee be totally at ease with his duties. Besides, experience can also tell us about his performance, track record, and leadership potential.
Well, last but not least, personality should also be a factor in any staffing decision. Different positions require different personal qualities. The highest virtues for an engineer engaged in R & D, for instance, would be meticulousness and creativity. Yet for a sales manager, being energetic and outgoing is much more important because sales managers have to leave a good first impression upon their clients. But for any position, hard-working people are always welcome.
So to recap, qualification, experience and personality are the three promotion criteria that we all need to keep in mind.