Mouse sent a message to Carlos A. Rodriguez – President and Chief Executive Officer of Automatic Data Processing, LLC. – Email Address that said:
Shame On You!
I am extremely disappointed that you are making a classic mistake in your hiring practices.
Companies try to look for experts in whatever field the position requires. For instance, if the company needs an attorney, they will look for someone who has a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Law and has passed the bar exam rather than someone who was the IT expert in a law firm for 20 years. Likewise, if the company is looking for a Chemist, they will hire someone with a degree and/or experience in chemistry rather than a software designer who has written programs for Chemistry operations.
Yet when a company is looking for a trainer/educator, who do they typically look for? Someone who is an expert in the subject to be taught, NOT an expert in adult education and training.
It is a hard lesson to learn, and one that some companies never do: just because someone is an expert in a particular function doesn’t mean they are an expert in training someone else in that function. Expertise in the lab/office/kitchen/boardroom does not necessarily mean expertise in the classroom.
You hire subject matter experts in every other position – why don’t you do so in Training/Education?
Perhaps this is why educators are undervalued in the public sector – because they are overlooked and undervalued in the private sector.
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