Welcome to our Employability skills first recruitment designs. A quarter of Google’s job ads don’t ask for a degree. Will this end up being yet another American business trend to be exported to Britain?

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  • our Employability skills first recruitment designs

    Labour shortages are upending all sorts of familiar practices. Recruitment is being reshaped, in ways that will challenge institutions and maybe even British culture itself.

    So, “skills-first recruiting” is the coming trend for big hirers;

    • selecting candidates not on the basis of their qualifications, experience etc
    • On their ability to actually do the job you’re filling.

    Skills first approach benefits

    The skills-first approach widens talent pools; searching for candidates by skill rather than years of experience. Whilst there remains an urgent demand to fill vacancies means opening up hiring to graduates and non-grads alike.

    Degree apprenticeships

    Putting candidates’ skills ahead of their qualifications won’t be simple.

    • There is a huge political appetite for degree apprenticeships and other schemes that combine the academic and the vocational.
    • PwC made headlines and took some flack for dropping its requirement that graduate recruits have at least an upper second-class degree. Imagine the fuss if or when a big recruiter ends “graduate recruitment” altogether.
    • The people who should be most interested in this trend are the leaders of Britain’s universities, the elite ones most of all.
    • The degrees they offer often equip graduates with valuable and even vocational skills, but those skills are easily hidden behind a degree certificate that used to be enough.
    • However, with all degrees costing £9,250 a year remains strong, but what if that degree no longer counts on a job application?