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No Degree Required

Friday, March 1, 2024

4 out of 5 employers value experience over education in candidate evaluations.    Nearly half of organizations said they plan to eliminate bachelor’s degree requirements in 2024.                                                                                                                           Two-thirds of businesses ask candidates to complete test assignments or personality tests.                                                                                                                           Percentage of roles at companies currently requiring a bachelor’s degree:
•	None 		4%
•	About 10%	8%
•	About 25%	19%
•	About 50%	27%
•	About 75%	24%
•	About 90%	13%
•	100%		4%
•	Not sure		1%
Source: survey of 800 US respondents, Pollfish, 2023

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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