EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS COME OF AGE

| December 28, 2018

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As key hiring qualifications, the educational credentials issued by colleges and universities play a central role in the job market.1 This valuable role is taking on added importance in a historically tight job market that is near full employment, and in a time when talent strategy has emerged as a top corporate priority.2 Against this backdrop, globally recognized HR expert Josh Bersin of Deloitte has argued that hiring practices are evolving at the fastest pace in decades – shaped by competitive forces, new technology platforms, and the application of data analytics.

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