Skills-based hiring

Focus on hiring on demonstrated skills.

Scroll through any job posting website and you’ll see a common theme: postings that require applicants to have at least a bachelor’s degree. Yet, major employers – including Google, Apple and Bank of America – are learning that generic degrees do not necessarily equate to the skills they need of employees. Instead of making a degree a requirement, employers – particularly state and local governments – should expand their applicant pool to individuals who have the proven background, credentials, or experience needed to be a good fit for their advertised position.

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