#1. Some CEOs suggest dropping degree requirements in hiring – and it could help address inequality.
Millions of jobs require a four-year college degree, but some CEOs are suggesting that companies drop the degree requirement, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The CEO of Merck and the former CEO of IBM say that removing the conventional requirements for some jobs can help diversify talent pools and address inequalities in business and society.
“It’s really important for us to recognize that because people haven’t had an opportunity early in their lives, it doesn’t mean that they can’t make a real contribution to your company,” Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck & Co., said. Read more here.