Why I’m Hiring Graduates With Thirds This Year

“Nobody has any evidence to suggest that recruits with first-class degrees turn into better employees than those with thirds. Some specialised fields demand spectacular mathematical ability, but these are relatively few. So my instincts suggest that if we confine our recruitment efforts to people in the lower half of the degree ladder we shall have an exclusive appeal to a large body of people no less valuable than anyone else” (600 words)

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