Michele Ferrario

Co-Founder & CEO
Experience vs Potential: A Controversial Approach to Recruitment

The discussion on whether to hire someone based on experience or potential is a perennial open point in many recruiting decisions.

With a fixed and lean budget, a company often needs to decide between one of the two: a younger, high-potential candidate, or a more-experienced one?

Is past experience really the main predictor of future performance?

In this session, Michele will share views from his experiences in the context of a very dynamic business environment. Join this session to discover:


  • Why a company should hire based on experience? And why not? 
  • What high-potential, hungrier, younger candidates can bring to an organisation? And what the risks are?
  • When organisations should invest in experience, and when they should invest in potential?