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Credentials vs. Chops: Skills-Based Hiring is Here to Stay

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With historic low unemployment, a need for candidates with evolving skills is driving a national movement.

Skilled Through Alternative Routes, or STARs, refers to the estimated 70 million workers ages 25 and older who are active members of the workforce and have a high school diploma but no bachelor’s degree. Instead, they have gained valuable on-the-job experience through the military, community college or other alternative jobs.

Could this be the workforce of the future?

Skills-Based Hiring in Theory

In my role as a practice leader of a global recruiting firm, I am seeing increasing numbers of employers, overwhelmed

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