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Are degrees worth the paper they’re written on?

With the number of university graduates entering the workforce rapidly rising, many organisations are increasingly looking beyond traditional assessment methods when evaluating potential candidates. Psychometric testing and gamification are playing a bigger role in recruitment as employers look to better assess the aptitude, emotional intelligence and cultural fit of their future hires. Kelly Quirk, CEO of Harrier Human Capital, talks to the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) about these developments and discusses whether tertiary education pathways are best preparing job seekers for entry into the Australian workforce.

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“It’s not just about what you know, it’s how you apply it; recruitment is becoming more and more about aptitude and competency-based hiring. Given the rapid speed of disruption occurring in business and the workforce, it’s increasingly important to hire someone who can adapt and evolve with an organisation.”

– Kelly Quirk, CEO of Harrier Human Capital