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Trump directs federal agencies to fill job vacancies based on merit rather than degrees

By Patrick follow Patrick   2020 Jun 29, 12:15pm 58 views   3 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to fill job vacancies based on merit, rather than require a minimum level of education for candidates seeking open positions. The order rightly recognizes that a job candidate with several years of relevant experience may be just as qualified, if not more so, than one who has collected a stack of advanced degrees.

“Employers adopting skills- and competency-based hiring recognize that an overreliance on college degrees excludes capable candidates and undermines labor-market efficiencies,” the order reads. “Currently, for most Federal jobs, traditional education — high school, college, or graduate-level — rather than experiential learning is either an absolute requirement or the only path to consideration for candidates without many years of experience.” ...

The administration’s move strikes a blow against credential inflation, the phenomenon of increasing education requirements for job openings even though the skills required to do those jobs have not meaningfully changed. A 2017 Harvard Business School report found that postings for dozens of common jobs now typically request bachelor’s degrees, even though a majority of people currently working in those jobs do not have a college education. Examples of jobs that have suffered from credential inflation include lower-level managers, secretaries and administrative assistants, and child care workers.

Credential inflation shuts out experienced, qualified job candidates who are perfectly capable of filling certain roles simply because they lack the right piece of paper. It also deprives employers of a pool of talent. Most perniciously, it convinces young jobseekers that they need a bachelor’s degree or even a graduate degree to succeed in the labor market, forcing them to spend tens of thousands of dollars and years of their lives pursuing unnecessary credentials.

This is actually a brilliant move by Trump for several reasons:

1. It broadens the pools of applicants, allowing employers more choice.
2. It broadens opportunities for workers. They themselves get more possibilities.
3. It will appeal to a lot of voters who feel shut out by their lack of a degree.
4. It reduces the need to pay for and attend universities, which are the primary source of anti-American indoctrination.

So Trump is not only benefiting employers and workers, he's also gaining votes and reducing the power of universities, which all hate him anyway.

This is like a 4-way win. Four dimensional chess may be the right term here.

If you can pass the tests, why do you need to spend years and tons of money for the piece of paper? Just to keep money flowing to anti-American universities?
1   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (56)   2020 Jun 29, 1:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Like the merit Ivanka has for having lots and lots of pussy juice to wipe on her fingers for president dad to sniff?
2   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2020 Jun 29, 1:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I would think Trump would want our 'Foreign Power' bureaucracy to be weaker rather than more competent and merit based, since they are his avowed enemies and want to plant their flag on his political corpse.
3   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (56)   2020 Jun 29, 1:34pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      


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