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How much weight do recruiters give to degrees, GPAs and name-brand institutions over other attributes? Is there a pecking order at work where graduates of top-tier schools gain preference over others? Do we let raw talent escape by faulty screening criteria? Unfortunately, the situation has already been compounded well before we reach the recruitment stage.
Academic achievement is the prized output of classrooms, teachers and schools. Gold stars and multiple ‘A’s’ are proudly displayed and are almost a guarantee to entry into top colleges and universities around the world. The graduates of these top schools then get preference when recruiters come calling and the dreaded filter of a GPA cut-off is applied. But what is a recruiter to do in order to manage the vast numbers that have to be dealt with as objectively as possible? Continue reading