Recruiting Future with Matt AlderAugust 17, 2023
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The Skills-Based Revolution

David Blake, CEO of Degreed, talks to Matt Alder

The skills-based organization and skills-based hiring have been talked about for several years now. Despite this, many employers are yet to start a shift towards skills or are still at a very early stage of the process.

So why is being skilled-based so important, and what are the implications for companies that haven't yet started a transition towards skills-based hiring and talent management? Is this another HR fad or a critical re-imagining of how we think about talent in a world of continued disruptive change?

My guest this week is David Blake, CEO of Degreed, a skills-based learning and development technology platform. David is a passionate advocate for the advantages that skills-based organizations will have in our AI-driven future of work.

In the interview, we discuss:

  • Why is a skilled-based approach so important, and how does it translate into business success?

  • Job titles are not the same as skills.

  • Getting the best out of people

  • Jailbreaking the college degree.

  • Skills versus qualifications and experience

  • Evolving the recruiting process to hire for skills

  • Reskilling and upskilling

  • Why the skills gap will continue to get bigger and bigger

  • In demand skills

  • Thinking differently about talent

  • How will AI define the future of work?

Listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts.