In a recent feature in Automotive News, Tammy Golden, GM’s executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion and head of the automaker’s work force strategy discussed a key shift in a part of GM’s people strategy – General Motors has dropped a four-year degree requirement for many jobs, opting for a skills-based, people-focused hiring process instead. This skills-based focus is similar to the strategy behind the new CmySkills platform that helps technicians connect with shops, based on a two-tier skills matching matrix.
GM has three pillars for its work force strategy:
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consulting integration
- Work force innovation
- Work force design
Skills based hiring falls under the work force design pillar. GM recently launched a high-tech transition pathway scholarship with Udacity, an organization that collaborates with industries to develop educational content to help workers advance in specific fields.
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