Imagine you are hiring for a sales position. With the traditional hiring approach you would say: “Let’s hire people with a degree in Business Administration a previous experience in sales. If they are coming from an Ivy League school or a well-known organization, that’s even better”. With the skills-based hiring approach, y would say: “Let’s review candidates from various positions that require excellent communication, working with targets, and independence. Where they studied and previously worked really doesn't matter, as long as they have the relevant skills''. By using a skill-based approach, you can open the position to many more candidates from various positions such as recruitment, admin, marketing, operations, and more. You also open your pipeline to candidates who did not have the privilege or opportunity to study or learn at well-known institutions.
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