Tag: paper ceiling

School or Skills: How Employers Feel About ‘Tearing the Paper Ceiling’

In the fall of 2022, a coalition of nearly 50 organizations launched the “Tear the Paper Ceiling” campaign in an effort to convince employers to shed degree requirements for certain jobs. The thinking goes that such requirements are often unnecessary and not only make hiring more difficult than it has to be but also hold […]

The Evolution of Degree Inflation

In a previous post, we discussed degree inflation and how it often prevents employers from finding qualified applicants. In this post, we’ll delve deeper into the background and history of degree inflation. Defining Degree Inflation Degree inflation, at its core, is the escalating demand for formal educational qualifications for jobs that traditionally haven’t required them. […]