Why employers don’t care about qualifications (HEPI blog post)

Last week I published a post on the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) blog. In it I tried to call into question the idea that employers are very worried about degree classification. This is what I had to say…

When you work or study in the education system, it can be very difficult to gain a perspective on how the outputs of the system are viewed by those outside. Students are sold a simplified version of human capital theory to motivate them – work hard at school and university and you will be rewarded once you get into employment. Good grades are often portrayed as the gateway to decent work and a successful career.

But, this simple narrative is increasingly being called into question, and there is a growing debate amongst employers as to whether qualifications really serve as a guarantor of good workers. 

Read on…


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