Requiring a Formal Education for a Job

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June 2017
Requiring a Formal Education for a Job
By Strategic Human Resources, Inc.

Question:

Have you considered not having a formal education requirement for your current job openings?

Answer:

Throughout the past couple of years, many companies have been moving away from having a formal education requirement to get a job with their organizations. If you think about it, how much of your college education do you use in your daily work? The trend originated in the IT industry. Companies found that they were cutting off large portions of the talent market by having a formal education requirement. Many of the skills that they were looking for were found in candidates that were not old enough to go to college or that were self-taught. When it became obvious that there was valuable talent in the recruiting world that was being ignored, other business sectors started following suit.

A Fistful Of Talent Article notes that the head of HR for Penguin Random House, Neil Morrison, used extensive hiring analytics and found that degrees had no correlation to the quality of hire and performance level in their organization. While a formal education can provide much needed skills for certain positions, companies are finding that with the tightening talent pool, using a formal education requirement as a primary filter may be too encompassing in the selection process. Ultimately, it comes down to finding people who come to work ready to work.

 


Strategic Human Resources Inc., is a national full-service HR management firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our president and founder, Robin Throckmorton, can be reached at Robin@strategichrinc.com.

 


 


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