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Emphasis on employing highly educated staff could be diversity barrier, NCVO research warns

Emphasis on employing highly educated staff could be diversity barrier, NCVO research warns | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Charities are employing highly educated staff but this may be at the cost of excluding people who face greater barriers to education and experience, new NCVO research suggests.

Over half of the voluntary sector workforce (51%) is educated to degree level, NCVO’s Planning for tomorrow’s workforce: understanding skills and skills gaps in the voluntary sector reveals, while over 70% of voluntary organisations put ‘critical’ or ‘significant’ value on applicants having relevant work experience.
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Charity staff are highly qualified but this could be a barrier to diversity, warns NCVO report

Charity staff are highly qualified but this could be a barrier to diversity, warns NCVO report | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Charities are putting emphasis on staff having advanced qualifications, possibly at the cost of hiring people who face barriers to education and work experience, new NCVO analysis suggests.

More than half the voluntary sector workforce is educated to degree level, and more than 70 per cent of voluntary organisations put critical or significant value on applicants having relevant work experience, according to Planning for tomorrow's workforce, which was published today.
UK Data Services insight:

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Employer Skills Survey

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