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"By focusing on what an applicant can do—and not where they learned to do it—skills-based hiring will expand talent pools by making it easier for applicants without a bachelor’s degree to demonstrate their skills," Ahuja said in a news release, "and will help remove barriers to employment for historically underrepresented groups."
The OPM noted that presently, "most agencies use federal resumes and an occupational questionnaire to screen applicants for minimum qualifications. A ‘deeper dive’ needs to be taken in order to address the actual competencies needed to perform work successfully." 

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SHRM Online compiled the following news stories and resources about the use of skills-based hiring approaches. 

Skills-Based Hiring Is on the Rise

In Search for Qualified Workers, Maryland Drops Requirement for Four-Year Degree

The aim of the state initiative—which the governor’s office says is the first of its kind in the U.S.—is to ensure that "qualified, non-degree candidates are regularly being considered for these career-changing opportunities," Gov. Larry Hogan said in a news release.
(SHRM Online)   
Next Steps for HR Professionals, Hiring Managers

The findings are from research the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the SHRM Foundation conducted with executives, supervisors, HR professionals and employees. The report includes recommendations for better identifying job candidates who have the skills that organizations seek.
(SHRM Online)   
No College Degree? No Problem. More Companies Are Eliminating Requirements to Attract the Workers They Need

Skills-Based Hiring and Older Workers

A review of research studies and semi-structured interviews with stakeholders suggest that skills-based hiring could help reduce age-related bias in hiring and in the workplace and could help low-wage older workers overcome challenges stemming from the lack of a traditional degree or the inability to change careers. To do this, however, the skills-based hiring paradigm must undergo changes.
(Urban Institute

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Improve Federal Hiring

The Shift to Skills-Based Hiring Instead of Degree-Based Hiring Is Finally Happening! Here’s Why

Skills-based hiring that accelerated during the pandemic has now become a trend and is here to stay.
(India Today)
Tips for Finding Skilled, Non-Degreed Workers
Businesses across the U.S. need to adapt their hiring practices so they don’t miss out on the more than 70 million workers who are skilled through alternative routes (STARs), according to Bridgette Gray, chief customer officer at Opportunity@Work, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that promotes STARs.

Gray advises hiring managers on strategies for recruiting skilled workers who don’t hold college degrees. Making STARs an intentional part of talent strategy, she said, involves:

Incentivizing managers to hire and promote people who are STARs. "Recognize they may perceive risks in hiring STARs, and counter their concerns by letting them know this is an intentional strategy," Gray said. 
Looking at the workers you employ. There may be employees with the skills to move up within your organization.
"The way to create those opportunities—and open opportunities to STARs outside of your company—is to remove unnecessary degree requirements from job descriptions. This is the biggest blocker for STARs and the primary reason employers don’t see STARs across their companies," Gray said.
Encouraging hiring managers to target STARs for specific roles, then partnering with talent developers to create new pathways into the organization.
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