Does a Degree Matter? Hiring Dynamics in the Bay Area

Radiocasts | May 20, 2014 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: Hiring.

A talent war raging is in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Companies there are re-examining what great talent looks like – the value of a college degree, social currency, the innovation edge, and other factors.

Their evolving hiring model could impact your hiring approach, wherever you’re based. And it could put a new spin on your own career. Listen up!

The experts speak.

Michael Castellano, engajer, Inc: “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” (Richard Branson)

Cheryl Fields Tyler, Blue Beyond Consulting: “People will work hard for money; they will give their lives for meaning.” (Dave Pottruck)

David Swanson, SAP: “It’s not about being different; it’s about making a difference. Today’s top early talent entering the market in the Bay Area want to make the world a better place and want to work for organizations who enable them to bring their dreams to life.“

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