College Degrees vs. Skills and Competencies: Which is More Important?

Our Answer: Skills and Competencies

In today's competitive job market, employers should recognize that skills and competencies are just as important as a college degree when it comes to hiring the right employees and should be questioning whether a degree requirement is a realistic, practical, or even a desired path to filling open positions. Here are the reasons why employers should value skills and competencies over college degrees.


Should you hire for skills and competencies or require a college degree? Right now, in the midst of an increasingly tight labor market and a skills gap, this is a question many businesses are facing, so hiring the right person is critical to your company's success. Don’t leave it to chance. Instead, ask the experts by contacting us for help identifying and managing the skills and competencies of your workforce.

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