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Credentials That Get You A Job

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 01 January 8 2019

January 2019

Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy has published the result of a survey among 750 HR leaders on the future of educational credentials and their value in the work place: Educational Credentials come of Age.

They found that the value of educational credentials in getting a job is increasing in the US labour market, and that employers seed a need for more and higher levels of education among their work force. They also found that skills-based hiring is on the rise – although still modestly: 23% of employers do it and another 39% are seriously considering it.

If developments in higher education and employment in the US foreshadow what may be happening in Europe as well, this report gives important information to educational policy strategists also at European universities that take preparation of their graduates for the labour seriously.

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