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HR Experts Know the Importance of Transferable Skills

HR experts have talked about the importance of recognizing and building on transferable skills for many years. They have also lamented that not all managers are willing to embrace the concept and provide workers with a chance in a different discipline. A candidate may lack experience working with a specific tool, for example.

The HR argument is that the candidate is capable of learning a new tool quickly because it is similar to the one they are an expert at using. HR practitioners also argue that the technical aspects of a job are the easiest to teach and learn, whereas the more conceptual skills such as communication, problem solving and relationship building are more challenging to build or change.

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WRITTEN BY
Timo Hytonen
Timo has enjoyed a very successful career in human resources and insurance in the private sector as well as government, healthcare and education. He is the CEO, Voima Financial Inc., serves on the Board of Kingston General Hospital and is the Chair of Imagine Kingston, a group of senior community leaders dedicated to making Kingston, Ontario a better place to live. He has an MBA, CHRP and is a Fellow, Chartered Insurance Professional.

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