Employment site Indeed has released the results of a survey showing that tech companies are moving away from college requirements when hiring new workers.
According to the survey, 59% of employers are considering abolishing the requirement for a university degree for recruitment, while 30% of employers believe that abolishing the requirement for a university degree would help them recruit more diverse talent.
The report showed that 87% of senior executives say they are unwilling to tackle skills gaps.
“Gone are the days of unnecessary credentials and aspirational job requirements. Instead, we find employers thinking creatively to consider different types of applicants than in the past – a shift that can benefit everyone,” the report states.
Recent events and insights have shown that the requirements for a university degree are not really necessary for many IT jobs. The Great Resignation which saw a lot of workers quit their jobs has led to more than 1 million vacancies.
As the technology sector suffers from a huge skills shortage, employers in the US have been forced to step up their search for workers, prompting employers to review qualifications, including a four-year college degree.
The sources for this piece include an article in ComputerWorld.