Skill Based Hiring is Changing the Face of Recruiting
Dr. Greg Chartier is the Principal of HRinfo4u, a human resource consulting firm and a well-known educator and speaker. As a consultant, he works with organizations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their human resource function. He has worked extensively in designing, developing and implementing human resource program, procedures and systems for smaller and mid-size firms up and down the Hudson Valley.
Greg is a thought-provoking professional speaker and his wisdom and insights into management and leadership make him an electrifying speaker and seminar leader. His seminars are customized to reinforce company mission, vision, values and culture and the content is practical for team leaders, managers, supervisors and executives alike.
Dr. Chartier has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, an MBA in Finance and a PhD in Human Resources. He is a National Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) by SHRM.
He was a member of the faculty at Pace University, where he worked with the Continuing and Professional Education Programs and the Human Resources Institute at Pace.
He was also a member of the faculty of the New York Medical College, where he taught in the Masters’ in Public Health Program.
Currently, he is semi-retired in Western North Carolina working to develop more HR related programs at local colleges.
He is the author of What Law Did You Break Today? A guide to the federal laws and regulations that employers must comply with.
More companies are using skills-based hiring, or the practice of setting specific skills and competency requirements for a job rather than only looking at a candidate’s credentials. Skills based hiring expands the prospective talent pool but also allows internal employees opportunities greater visibility into their career mobility by providing them with educational pathways for specific industries and job functions.
This shift to skills-based hiring will open opportunities to a large population of potential employees who in recent years have often been excluded from consideration because of degree inflation. This population includes potential employees that may help employers meet their diversity goals.
Another advantage to skills-based hiring is the use of competencies, those skills that are actually required for job success rather than more generic requirements like a college degree.
This webinar will review the methods of skills-based hiring and the advantages to employers to using these methods.
- What skill-based hiring is?
- How to develop competencies for job descriptions?
- Evaluating candidates on more specific qualifications
- Identifying and sourcing those who are STARS, Skilled Through Alternative Routes
Course Level - All levels of Human Resource professionals will benefit from this webinar
Who Should Attend
- HR Supervisor
- HR Manager
- Recruitment Manager
- Staffing Managers
Why Should Attend
When the demand for talent outreaches supply, employers often de-emphasize degrees and other qualifications. That became noticeable during the tight employment market of the late 2010s. Between 2017 and 2019, employers reduced degree requirements for 46% of middle-skill positions and 31% of high-skill positions. Among the jobs most affected were those in IT and managerial occupations, which were hard to fill during that period.
The pandemic has exacerbated this trend. This reset in evaluating job applicants causes employers to suspend or eliminate the requirement of a college degree as a “must-have” and instead favor hiring on the basis of demonstrated skills and competencies.
The Applicant Tracking System fundamentally changed how we recruit. The next phase of using technology to assist us in recruiting is artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence is transforming the labor market, automating certain jobs, and creating entirely new jobs requiring new in-demand skills. As the adaption of technology has changed the face of jobs and job content, AI usage has been and will continue to create a range of new jobs between now and 2030, many focused on humans working seamlessly with machines.
Being able to demonstrate one’s competency in these new skills has become the currency for talent mobility, as degrees have shown to be a bad proxy for possessing in-demand skills. In fact, Glassdoor tells us that a range of firms are offering well-paying jobs to those possessing in-demand skills, but lacking a degree.