The Changing Focus Away from Candidate Qualifications in Recruitment.

It’s been accepted since the recruitment industry has existed that hiring companies have used candidate’s qualifications as a hurdle in the recruitment and selection process. For the highest paying positions, a minimum achievement of a bachelor’s degree has been required with some employers specifying even higher qualifications. 

The world is changing and the reliance on qualifications as to a candidate’s suitability for a position is coming into question. Traditionally human resources would be more flexible by stating a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in work experience as some kind of compromise. However, with the rise in digital tech companies the emphasis on qualifications is finally shifting.  

In the world of the digital tech start up environment it is not uncommon to see excellent high performing employees with no formal qualifications. This has come about because of the increase in the number (65%) of candidates who are self-taught particularly digital talents working as developers or in similar roles. Employers are now recognising this trend as it becomes evident that qualifications are by no way a measure of how a talent will perform in a role. Global digital tech employers like Apple, Google and Netflix have recently stated that they no longer require applicants to hold a formal bachelor’s degree. 

For many there will be a big sigh of relief to hear this news and of course recruitment will be easier because the talent pool will open up giving digital talent more opportunities and recruiters getting more choice. The reliance of the bachelor’s degree and university name is likely to be less relevant in the future and digital tech companies are leading the way in this revolution in the recruitment industry. There are other benefits to employers too as they are going to be recruiting candidates from a mix of more diverse backgrounds and the emphasis will likely shift towards talents that can demonstrate workplace achievement rather than educational achievement, which often only demonstrates an ability to study not necessarily to perform in a job role.  

One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to ensure more efficient recruitment is Hire Digital, a start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process. Their talent management software platform gives digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally. 

Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital, he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.