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5 ways a ‘skills-first’ approach unlocks access to future jobs

For employers, a skills-first approach creates a significantly more robust talent pipeline and helps to address skills shortages.
The term ‘skills first’ is increasingly used to describe a new approach to talent management that emphasizes a person’s skills and competencies – rather than degrees, job histories, or job titles – regarding attracting, hiring and developing talent. By focusing directly on skills, rather than on how they have been acquired, a skills-first approach has the potential to democratize access to economic opportunities and pathways to good work for many more people than traditional approaches.