Demanding a Bachelors Degree for a Middle-Skill Job Is Just Plain Dumb

Demanding a Bachelors Degree for a Middle-Skill Job Is Just Plain Dumb
Ever wonder why employers demand advanced credentials for jobs that don’t seem to require them? So did Joseph Fuller, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School. He co-led a study that found it’s “a substantive and widespread phenomenon that is making the U.S. labor market more inefficient.” To take one egregious example, two-thirds of job postings for production supervisors require a four-year college degree—even though only 1 in 6 people already doing the job has that credential.Credentialism obviously harms job applicants.