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An Introduction to Skills-based Hiring
Insights From Mettl Company Insights

The global focus, in a transformational sort of way, has shifted on skills instead of experience and educational qualifications. Thanks to this perspective overhaul in talent acquisition and economic tailwind favoring gig economy and location agnosticism, organizations are hiring people for a role beyond its core business. Also, the job descriptions and departmental demarcations are seamlessly dissolving into each other accelerating individual cross-functional and cross-departmental responsibilities. 

Most of the skills today like technological competencies and leadership and communication skills for sales, marketing, designing, content, PR, and client and customer services are interchangeable helping organizations and employees alike in future-proofing their labor force and skills respectively from redundancy. This monumental shift has a life sciences student work as a marketing manager and marketing leader as an organizational leader helping a pharmacology company scale business.

Topics: HR News and Trends

Originally published July 12 2019,updated May 27 2020

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