Needless to say, when it comes to education and the workforce, we’ve reached a tipping point. We’ve talked about today’s low unemployment and how it’s affecting hiring trends in 2018. We’ve talked about the skills gap and the struggle to find workers whose experiences actually match job tasks. We’ve talked about the increasing cost, yet decreasing value, of a college education.
In a broad sense, education will always be used to measure job seeker talent. The American Staffing Association (ASA) argues that, as the factors above continue to affect the employment climate, employers will increasingly seek alternative ways to determine whether or not they’ve found the right candidate. This could be based on technical skills or interpersonal skills.
This begs the question: Without degrees ruling the roost, how do we measure a candidate’s fitness for a particular role?
Enter: The power of data tools.
At ETS, we’ve incorporated a comprehensive personality assessment into our onboarding process, meaning we’re able to collect valuable information from each candidate who walks through our doors. Tools like this will only continue to grow in importance to employers, revealing statistics about candidates that a degree-stamped piece of paper can’t. Data from sources like this can show trends for both individuals and groups, including soft and hard skills, allowing businesses like ETS to create the best possible match between job seekers and companies.
As education continues to evolve and match workforce needs, ETS looks forward to offering its data resources to clients as they search for the area’s best and brightest talent to fill their roles.
Want to know more about our data driven staffing solutions? Give our Plattsburgh Headquarters a call at 518.562.4673.