RAISING THE EMPLOYMENT BAR 2
Raising the Employment Bar
Hiring new talent is one of the most challenging tasks for a human resource manager.
Seeking, examining, sorting, training, and mentoring a new recruit is exhilarating. To help find
the perfect candidate for the job, employers often ask for the academic qualifications of the
interviewees. Candidates with higher educational skills like a college degree often stand better
chances of getting the job than those, say, with a high school diploma (Brooks, 2017).
Competition drives the modern world, and one of the surest ways to get to the top is to have a
qualified and hardworking team which is the reason why many employers prefer job candidates
with a degree. Moreover, the number of people with basic education is high nowadays than it
was a few years back prompting employers to raise job qualifications.
The modern workplace is ever evolving and requires a specific skill set. Furthermore, the
development of technology and rising globalization has enabled many organizations to expand
their markets across the globe. Candidates without a college degree often do not meet the
demands of such jobs, and are, therefore, not favored. Even the requirements for entry level jobs
are high. In fact, college graduates are taking over jobs traditionally meant for individuals with
high school diplomas. Moreover, even some positions that were held by college graduates in the
past are now being favored for those with a master's degree (Elejalde-Ruiz, 2016). The reason
that employers give for this trend is that the requirements for these jobs positions have changed
and hence the need for more educationally qualified workers.
Also, for an employer, more educated employees are like a Swiss Army Knife: they offer
a wide range of skills and benefits that are valuable to the company. For one, there is a guarantee
that they will deliver quality work. Throughout their education, they have been trained even to
use scientific means to solve a problem. Moreover, one can be assured that many graduates have