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Competency-Based Hiring: 10 Signals The Shift Is Happening

Post written by Ryan Craig and Jamai Blivin Jamai Blivin is the founder and CEO of Innovate+Educate, a nonprofit focused on closing the skills gap. The skills gap is generating unprecedented attention — and with good reason. Nearly 8 million Americans are unemployed and looking for work while an estimated 6 million jobs remain unfilled. Fifty-three percent of college graduates students believe they’re ready to apply their skills and knowledge in the workforce, but only 23% of employers agree. It is increasingly clear that misalignment between post-secondary education and workforce needs is suppressing economic productivity and growth, as systematic reliance...
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