Re: Hiring Publications Managers

Subject: Re: Hiring Publications Managers
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 10:23:42 -0800

Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes (EAA) wrote:

Whilst the contractors have strong grounds to feel discriminated against -
it is a double edged sword. Would a contractor hire for a short term
contract somewhere who had been working in the same position for 15 years in
a government department/service or a large company??

Like the question of whether or not to hire a person who's done a lot of contracting, this question has only one sensible answer: it depends. Just as interviewers might want to question contracting and gaps in employment, they should question how someone with fifteen years' experience has been spending that time. A contractor's history might show unreliability, or personal success; a full-timer's history might show stodginess or accomplishment.

The point is not contracting vs. full-time employment. It's choosing hiring criteria wisely, rather than through prejudice.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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