CIPD warning | HR's preference for recruiting degree holders could be causing skills gaps

HR's preference for recruiting degree holders could be causing skills gaps

Businesses have been urged to stop prioritising candidates with degree qualifications when screening job applicants, with experts warning that the practise could be contributing to skills gaps and reducing employment opportunities.

New research from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has found that the majority of employers (57%) still mainly look for degrees or post-graduate qualifications when recruiting staff.

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