Why Skills-Based Hiring Starts with Your Job Descriptions

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Skills, not schools. Performance, not pedigree. Results, not requirements. 

These expressions all speak to the goal behind skills-based hiring: when you need to hire someone, you care about what they can do — not where they’ve been. It’s about weighing a candidate’s competencies over their credentials. 

This way of hiring can be a win-win: it extends opportunities to deserving candidates, while giving employers greater access to often-overlooked but highly qualified talent pools. In other words, it can help you build a more diverse workforce while also increasing the odds that you find the

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