202108051610 past experience does not predict future performance

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John is referencing a recent meta-analysis, a study of 81 studies across a wide range of jobs. The finding: past experience rarely predicts future performance. What matters is past performance and current motivation and ability. It's how well people can learn to do a job, not how long they've already done it. Job postings with minimums years of experience often prevent promising people of color from getting a foot in the door. [1]

  1. https://www.ted.com/podcasts/worklife/building-an-anti-racist-workplace-transcript ↩︎