HR’s move to competency-based hiring

Would competency-based hiring put competency-based learning back in the spotlight?

Reported by EdSurge, more and more HR managers are exploring and championing this concept of competency-based or skills-based hiring. And this could move us away from the degree being the primary signal of a new candidate’s talent, and more toward skills alignment to a company or specific position.

The takeaway? As more and more HR departments bring analytics and “moneyball” principles to the people management world, they’re learning they need more data to go off than strictly the degree credential. So how can higher ed assist – making sure that even in our traditional degree programs, we’re mapping out competency and skills outcomes to make it crystal clear what our students are graduating with?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.