009 - Skillset or Mindset: Which Do You Hire For?

As many industries look for qualified talents to fill their open positions, the ultimate question remains: Should you hire someone based on their skill set or their mindset? Let's dive deep into this topic with Chris and Khalil!

Time Stamps

  • 00:48 - Updates from Chris & CrewXP
  • 03:48 - Skillset vs. Mindset: What Are You Looking For?
  • 10:35 - Considering Talent Overseas
  • 16:33 - Mindset Equates to Values
  • 18:08 - Should Skillset Be the Main Criteria for Hiring?
  • 24:24 - Managing People is Like Climbing a Mountain
  • 26:13 - The Challenges in Retaining Talent
  • 29:22 - Uncovering Mindset During an Interview
  • 36:30 - Is it "Either" or "Both"?
  • 40:36 - Episode Takeaways

Power Quotes From The Show

  • "What we really all need is employees that are gonna be lasting employee." - Chris Griffin
  • "It's skillsets that get you offered the job. It's the mindset you have that's gonna keep you employed at that company for the long term." - Chris Griffin
  • "Some positions just demand a certain level of experience. Some job skills cannot be learned academically." - Chris Griffin
  • "Mindset's not about your job outlook, it's about a career outlook." - Chris Griffin
  • "I think that you need to have challenging work for them and meaningful work for them. So, if you have a really good vision and their work is a part of that vision, they're gonna feel some sense of meaning in their job." - Khalil Benalioulhaj


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