Thursday, August 18, 2011

Formal educational credentials

“Formal educational credentials should be the most important factor in hiring employees.”
Formal educational credentials are the main source of knowing about a person background. It depicts that how good person was in terms of consistency, learning and the growth. Based on this record one can deduce how good will be the candidate.

But this aspect completely ignores the social aspect and endeavors. It might be possible that candidate is excellent in some area that could not be captured by the educational credentials e.g. one is very good at the teaching and training but one's this aspect may not be part of the formal educational credentials. Employer would be interested in the practical knowledge or the present abilities of a candidate. He would be more concerned about What candidate would be able to do for him rather than past record.

So from this we can say Formal educational credentials do provide a good insight of the candidate background but it lacks information about the the practical knowledge. Not only this, It also lacks the social aspect of a candidate as company/institution is a kind of small social group.

Year 2009; Obama, President of United States of America,stated that, "dropping out from high school is not at all the option for America. If they drop out they not only fail them self but they fail for the country also". Thus he recommended that ever Americans should have the formal educations for the progress not only on the personal level but also for there own country. Thus I strongly believe in the statement of president Obama as agree that, formal education is must for every individual for better job prospectus.

Imaging a professional like a doctor, pharmacist or layer without the formal education are practicing?? Then, what a devastating out come would it be!! Thus to ever job there should be some formal education criteria in selection so that the person employed should have the proficiency to exhibit the required task. Without initial education there the task giving to the hired employed cant be effective as required. Thus it will lead to late submissions and will leads to deterioration of the organization name.

Other than the education background other skill should also be testified at the same time. For eg. in today's organizations the employer expect the employee to have skill of leadership, problem solving attitude, inclination towards team work etc. Thus, these skills also should be taken in to consideration at the same time with the educational criteria. In some organizations if the person is lacking in these skill but is profound with his education qualification then the organization spend some time and money for the employee to acquire those skills. But this is simply possible when the a good base is formed that is with formal education.

When its comes to the higher level position like managers then the work experience should also be taken in to consideration. The experience he had in the past can help the organization to climb the ladder of success. But one have to note that the experience the employee have received with the base of formal education itself.

Thus I want to conclude by saying that education plays the most important criteria in the process of hiring the employees. But education hand in hand when it is collaborated with so soft skills and experience makes an ultimate employee.

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