Skills Based Hiring is Not Just an Executive Order

Skills-based hiring may be the latest policy craze and for good reason. Hiring based on what people know and can do over a degree has been one topic that has brought together policy leaders on both sides of the aisle. In some states, governors have enacted executive orders, and in other states, legislation has been more prescriptive to the skills-based hiring framework. Across the board, the goal has been simple: remove degree requirements for certain public sector jobs as a way to boost the economy and bring more diverse and skilled talent to high-need roles. The policy craze has seeped into private sector practice as major employers have also announced practices that favor aptitudes, mindset and skills, oftentimes over degrees.What does the future look like across the country? Workforce leaders will discuss various policy actions and how they will ensure talent growth and development doesn’t stop with the executive orders.