What is skills-based hiring?
During the hiring process, employers place greater focus on skills rather than degree requirements or past job titles. A skills-based approach finds qualified candidates who may have been previously overlooked. When you assess candidates based on the specific skills a job requires rather than college degrees or years of experience, HR professionals open the door to even more talent.
Benefits of skills-based hiring:
Why should employers focus on skills-based hiring?
Creative Talent Sourcing and Search
Fill roles using skills data to identify adjacent skills in similar jobs.
Hiring Manager Expectation Setting
Estimate time-to-fill, hiring costs, and skill availability using skills data.
Optimize Job Postings
Respond to job board algorithms by using skill-rich job descriptions.
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How do you implement a skills-based hiring strategy?
A multinational retailer
quickly built an adaptable skill architecture and inventory for thousands of roles within 10 weeks, compared to over the six month timeline they anticipated with a traditional assessment or survey-based approach.
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achieved digital transformation strategy through a key skill and role profile analysis. Based on local labor market factors, they chose where to recruit digital roles across the world.
responded to digital transformation efforts by identifying and developing internal reskilling and advancement pathways, reducing their talent acquisition costs by up to $1.5 million.
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Integrate Lightcast skills data into your hiring system and strategy to find the right talent, faster.
Use actionable skills data to inform talent acquisition strategies, optimize job descriptions, and target the right markets.
Optimize your hiring process with custom data sets, personalized analysis, and targeted recommendations.
Titles and roles are too ambiguous... Start with skills.
Workforce skills are numerous and constantly changing. For a skills-based hiring strategy to become a competitive advantage, you need to make sense of how skills fit into current and future roles. A skill without context is like a chapter without the whole story. To understand one skill, you need more skills attached. The kicker? Labor market information.
Solutions for Skills-Based Hiring
Consider skills with comprehensive labor market data to strengthen your overall job architecture and more specifically, your role skill profiles. A skills-based approach helps you achieve market-optimized job titles and job hierarchies.
Assess current and future skills requirements within each role by competitor and industry benchmarking, skill forecasts, and identification of emerging and disruptive skill needs.
Understand skill profiles to create market-aligned job titles, salary ranges, advancement pathways, education and work experience requirements, skills proficiency levels, and more.
Expand your talent pool, increase candidate diversity, and reduce hiring costs with targeted skill and credential requirements.
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