Hire Skills, Not Certifications
On Forbes: Hire Skills, Not Certifications
For years, many operations and engineering jobs came with a requirement for a Six Sigma Green Belt (or Black Belt). It was an easy “check the box” requirement that allowed the human resources team to cull the herd of applicants. That particular requirement has faded in popularity, but it is not uncommon to see job requirements that list certifications in certain tools or methodologies. That is a misguided approach, and here is why.