IDC Perspective: Shifting Away from Degrees to Skills to Close the Industrial Talent Gap

IDC Perspective: Shifting Away from Degrees to Skills to Close the Industrial Talent Gap

This IDC Perspective looks at the recruitment and hiring process for industrial organizations, specifically, how more companies are shifting to focus on skills rather than college degrees. "Every industry is fighting for a limited talent pool, finding new ways to expand this pool will be necessary for industrial organizations. Companies that don't disqualify based on college degrees and have made skills the primary hiring priority are able to choose from a wider pool of candidates that result in more productive and loyal employees," said Reid Paquin, research director, IT Priorities and Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights.

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