The technology industry is now trying to figure out a way to attack its cultural and demographic homogeneity issues. One simple initiative is to begin to recruit talent from people outside of its preferred networks. One way is to extend their recruiting efforts to people who don’t have four-year degrees.
Will this catch on for other companies? I don’t think so. It’s too easy for human resources to cull the herd of applicants. This short-sighted thinking will affect the businesses that don’t look beyond the degree.