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Ep 617: The Practicalities of Skills-Based Hiring


Skills-based hiring is not just a passing trend; it’s a significant shift in the recruiting landscape. Many employers are eager to unlock its advantages in terms of flexibility, diversity, economic efficiency, and dealing with talent shortages. But is there a gap between theory and practice regarding understanding and implementation?

Over the last few months, experienced TA leader Adrian Thomas and myself have partnered with Neil Kelly at Vector on some research to uncover the realities and practicalities of skills-based hiring within large global employers.

Neil and Adrian join me on this episode to discuss the findings, some of which are quite surprising, and to look at what employers need to do to advance with skills-based hiring. 

In the interview, we discuss:

• Why and how we did the research

• Motivations for being skills-based

• Some surprising findings

• The problems with skills taxonomies

• Talent Acquisition and Talent Management 

• Training Hiring Managers

• The way forward for skills-based hiring

Download our report ” Skills-Based Hiring, The Gap Between Theory and Practice”

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