Wednesday, March 30, 2016
More employers want college
More than a third (37%) are hiring employees with college degrees for posts formerly held by those with HS diplomas only. Twenty-seven percent now want a master's, where a BA or BS was OK before.
Part of this is because they can--the job market has been tight--they can ask for more.
And now they are seeing advantages...
--Higher quality work--57%
Thirty-six percent of employers in this group also said they would not promote someone without college.
But all is not dark. Employers are also pitching in to train low-skill workers for high-skill jobs. Thirty-five percent of employers did that in 2015.
Sixty-four percent hire people with most of the skills--and train for the rest.
Forty percent of employers even send employees back for an advanced degree, and 12% pay the freight.
Time's are a-changin'.