The Must-Read Articles for Talent Professionals This Week

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If you’re a proponent of skills-based hiring, you may have a new use for your shredder: Ripping apart the so-called “paper ceiling” for candidates without degrees.

“In the past two years,” writes The Financial Times, “some 50 companies, foundations, and other recruiters have joined a U.S.-based campaign to tackle an invisible barrier: the ‘paper ceiling’ of degrees — which is increasingly viewed as unfairly blocking job opportunities for talented people who did not go to college.”

FT goes on to highlight research that indicates many companies post job ads requiring degrees — when many of their existing employees

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