Skills-Based Hiring: The Long Road from Pronouncements to Practice | Harvard Business School and The Burning Glass Institute

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If you find value in content like this, sign up for the Talent Edge Weekly newsletter. It’s free! Numerous headlines have discussed the shift towards skills-based hiring, where organizations prioritize candidates’ skills over traditional credentials, such as academic degrees. However, does eliminating degree requirements lead to increased hiring of candidates without degrees? This new report, based on …

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Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? Questions About Becoming a Skills-based Organization | The Talent Strategy Group

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If you value content like this, sign up for my free Talent Edge Weekly newsletter, where I share practical tips and curated content on the world of work, workplace, and workforce, ever Sunday, 6 PM EST. Numerous resources have been shared on how various organizations are shifting toward skills-based talent practices and becoming skill-based organizations (SBOs). …

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Putting Skills First: Opportunities for Building Efficient and Equitable Labour Markets | The World Economic Forum

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Numerous resources have been shared on how organizations are shifting more toward skills-based talent practices. While these resources offer valuable insights, they often lack real-world examples of how organizations are translating these skills-based ideas into action. The World Economic Forum addresses this gap in its new 48-page report, part of which showcases 13 case studies referred to …

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Competence Over Credentials: The Rise of Skills-Based Hiring | BCG and Lightcast

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This article emphasizes the shift many organizations are making toward skills-based hiring. It highlights the advantages of this approach for broadening the talent pool to include self-taught individuals and those who gained their skills through experience rather than solely through academic qualifications. While the article provides many noteworthy trends in skills-based hiring (such as the US leading …

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The Long but Rewarding Journey to Becoming a Skills-Driven Organization | The Conference Board

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There’s a prevalent narrative about becoming a skills-driven organization (SDO)—where skills rather than jobs serve as the basis for an organization’s talent practices, such as hiring and workforce planning. However, as highlighted in this 8-page paper, the transition to SDO is intricate, demanding a thorough readiness assessment before initiation. A crucial step in this shift is articulating …

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Redefining a Skills-Based Organization | Korn Ferry

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Numerous organizations aim to shift towards skills-based talent practices (SBTP), prioritizing individual skills over job titles, academic credentials, or years of experience for talent attraction, hiring, development, and talent redeployment. However, as highlighted in this 10-page Korn Ferry paper, embracing SBTP demands more than merely centering strategies around skills or establishing a skills database.  This paper …

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Talent Management in the Age of AI | Harvard Business Review

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AI in the workplace has far-reaching implications for all facets of talent management. This article by LinkedIn’s CEO, Ryan Roslansky, outlines three significant shifts that business leaders need to embrace as organizations integrate AI into talent management practices and processes. 1) Redefine jobs as a collection of skills and tasks, not titles; 2) Bring skills and workforce learning to …

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The Skills Your Employees Need to Work Effectively with AI | Harvard Business Review

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This article underscores the importance of focusing on two categories of skills necessary for AI to complement human abilities rather than replace them: 1) Effective interpersonal skills encompassing communication, conflict resolution, and team cooperation, and 2) Domain expertise, which involves preserving and developing specialized knowledge. The authors present three key reasons why these two skill sets will be vital for organizations …

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10 Q&As on Skills-based Talent Practices | Multiple Resources

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Many organizations continue to make the transition to skills-based talent practices (SBTP)—where the focus is more on an individual’s skills rather than job titles, academic degrees, or years of experience when it comes to attracting, hiring, developing, and redeploying talent. However, the shift to SBTP can be a long journey, requiring practitioners to answer various questions …

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Building A Skills-Based Organization: The Exciting But Sober Reality | Josh Bersin

Talent Management

This article by Josh Bersin discusses creating a skills-based organization—highlighting the realities and challenges associated with its implementation, and providing considerations for practitioners who are responsible for navigating these challenges. While there are too many useful insights to summarize adequately from this in-depth article, a few points to highlight are: 1) Building a comprehensive skills …

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