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Workers say they want a skills-first approach, but employers struggle to make the shift

November 28, 2023

Via: HR Dive

“Skills-first” is a buzzword that’s received copious attention from employers, but it is a cultural ideal that has proven a little difficult to adopt, various reports have said.

Organizations tout the efficacy of the skills-based practices that the EY and iMocha report lists, including career mapping and hiring for ability over degrees, but the problem for employers tends to lie in making the changes required to achieve those ideals, a Deloitte report from last year said.

And while demand for skills-based hiring is high thanks to massive skill shortage concerns, many employers are still not adopting it quickly enough to make up for those gaps, a General Assembly report from February concluded.

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