Penguin No Longer Requires Degree for Employment
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In a move that the publishing company hopes will attract a more diverse workforce, Penguin Random House has announced candidates will no longer be required to hold a degree in order to attain employment, reports The Guardian.
Neil Morrison, the company’s human resources director, pointed out that evidence shows there is no real correlation between having a degree and reaching success in one’s career. He went on to state,
We want to attract the best people to help grow and shape the future of our company, regardless of their background—and that means that we need to think and act differently. Simply, if you’re talented and you have potential, we want to hear from you.
College graduates are still welcome to apply to Penguin Random House, although the university he or she attends will not affect the chance of success, and not having a degree won’t dismiss a candidate’s hiring potential.
What do you think of the growing trend of dropping a degree from workforce requirements?
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