CEO group stresses skills over degrees in hiring — from by Natalie Schwartz

Dive Brief: 

  • Business Roundtable, a nonprofit representing CEOs of major U.S. companies, announced a new initiative this week to recognize skills, rather than only college degrees, in the hiring process.
  • More than 80 member companies have signed onto the initiative. In addition to implementing new recruitment strategies, they also are updating training programs to help employees gain the skills they need for promotions.
  • The news comes as more large companies launch training programs and as many employers look to education benefits to help retain their workers.