353 - Reshuffling Job Requirements

Posted December 15, 2021 by Mark Perna

Episode: 353

Episode Title: Reshuffling Job Requirements

Having a college degree used to make or break your career choices. Now, that’s all being reshuffled in the wake of the pandemic. Dive into this topic with me, next on The Perna Syndicate.

 

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You are now in The Perna Syndicate—welcome! The Great Resignation or the Great Reshuffle—how you view the current workforce situation can affect how your organization experiences it. Is it a calamity—or an opportunity? 

 

One of the things being reshuffled is what it takes to get hired. A college degree used to be the ticket to a so-called “good career”…in fact, you couldn’t even qualify for many roles without one. But all that is changing, and for the better. 

 

Skills are really what companies need, not letters that follow your name. Having a college degree used to indicate that you did indeed have the skills for the job, but that’s no longer a given. Things are changing too quickly for degrees to keep up.

 

Instead, companies today are increasingly sourcing and hiring talent based on a candidate’s skills rather than their degree or even their work experience. It makes sense. To tap into broader talent pools, companies must be more specific in job descriptions about what skills are needed for a particular role. LinkedIn, for example, is seeing more and more job postings that list specific skills instead of education or experience requirements. 

 

It’s past time for skills—both technical and professional—to become the basis of the hiring decision. Reshuffling hiring requirements to a more skills-based approach is a win for companies and for candidates. 

 

On the next episode of The Perna Syndicate, we’re going to talk about how the newly reshuffling, skills-based workplace has benefits not just for recruiting new talent, but retaining the employees you already have. We’ll see you back here tomorrow on The Perna Syndicate. Take care!


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Mark C. Perna is an international speaker and bestselling author. He also serves as CEO of TFS Results, a strategic consulting firm at the forefront of the national paradigm shift in education and workforce development.
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