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Degrees of separation: companies shed degree requirements to promote merit over qualifications

Degrees of separation: companies shed degree requirements to promote merit over qualifications

At the end of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that close to two-thirds of all Australians had completed a degree or apprenticeship. The growth in the number of people attending a university or TAFE has risen out of a cyclical demand-driven system called “academic inflation”. Think supply and demand. If an employer […] … learn more→

Headhunters are an invaluable part of the recruitment process

Headhunters are an invaluable part of the recruitment process

Lazy, costly and positively harmful. Why on earth would a university consider using headhunters to fill a senior position? As a human resources director who regularly uses headhunters to help fill senior academic and managerial positions (“administrative”? Please, we are not in the 1970s), I can think of several reasons why. The “Heineken effect”. Headhunters […] … learn more→

A tale of two campuses: US public universities recruiting more out-of-state students

A tale of two campuses: US public universities recruiting more out-of-state students

The decades-old “assault” on American public higher education – as detailed by Christopher Newfield in his book – has, among other things, often put public colleges and universities in a bind if they try to raise their undergraduate admissions standards. As institutions that in the past had virtually “open admissions” attempt to become more selective academically […] … learn more→

How Public Colleges use merit aid to compete in the out-of-state student arms race

The University of Alabama’s dominance on the football field is legendary. The Crimson Tide’s success comes from aggressive recruiting around the country. Last year’s recruiting class included 27 players from 15 states, many of whom were four- or five-star prospects. What most people don’t know is that the University of Alabama takes the same intense […] … learn more→