Employers: No Degree? No Problem

Nine in 10 employers report being ready to accept candidates without four-year college degrees to fill positions in an increasingly tight labor market.

Companies are open to hiring candidates with a recognized certification (66 percent), a certificate (66 percent), an online degree from massive open online courses (47 percent) or a digital badge (24 percent) in lieu of a bachelor’s degree, according to a survey of 600 HR leaders conducted in March by The Learning House, which provides technology for managing online degree programs, and Future Workplace, an HR advisory and research firm.