HR and the World Cup: What do you look for when choosing a team?

With the World Cup just two weeks away, pundits and fans alike are starting to speculate about England’s chances. Manager Gareth Southgate has named his 23-man squad giving call-ups to several young players, including the previously uncapped Trent Alexander-Arnold. Southgate says: “I believe this is a squad which we can be excited about. It is a young group, but with some really important senior players so I feel the balance of the squad is good, both in terms of its experience, its character and also the positional balance.”
With the hopes of a nation riding on the team’s shoulders, this begs the question: When it comes to recruitment and team building, is it better to take a chance on enthusiasm or play things safe by relying on experience? The ELAS Group’s HR Director Pam Rogerson explains: