Is Removing College Names from Resumes the Answer to Achieving Equity in Hiring?
Students work very hard to get into the best school they can, all in the hopes of getting a great job with a company that knows certain colleges produce good students, but should companies stop asking what college applicants attended in the name of “equity”? A recent report from the New York Post states that companies such as HR&A Advisors are asking job applicants to leave the name of their college off resumes as part of their efforts to build a hiring system free from bias and based on candidate merit. This policy is becoming common among companies and states as part of their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals. Maryland and Utah also joined companies such as Dell Technologies in no longer requiring a four-year degree for most jobs, allowing people to get entry-level jobs with Google Career Certificates. For more information, Lars speaks with Professor Nicholas Giordano, who is a professor of Political Science at Suffolk Community College, the host of The P.A.S. Report Podcast, and a fellow at Campus Reform’s Higher Education Fellowship.