Instead of a more linear approach to recruiting – education, degree by proxy and specific industry experience – organisations are now focusing more on transferable skills and capabilities to widen the talent pool and make hiring more inclusive.
We're delighted to say that we're not alone when we say you need to throw out the hiring conventions rule book, Linkedin has recently launched its Skills Path programme and has seen a 21% increase in skills-based job ads. The team at Gusto also believe unconventional hiring is the key to driving inclusion.
Instead of a more linear approach to recruiting, organisations are now focusing more on transferable skills and capabilities
The main point in all of this is to challenge the old-school ways of designing jobs based on qualifications, years of experience, industry experience.
Instead, we believe the way to filling critical roles with the best talent is to break these entrenched biases and be positively disruptive in how you define talent.