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Fast Company Recognizes Penguin Random House for its “College Degree Not Required” Hiring Policy


National business magazine Fast Company recently highlighted Penguin Random Houseas a prime example of companies who are expanding the scope of their talent pools by hiring workers without college degrees. The feature article by Gwen Moran noted that “while there isn’t exactly a race to drop degree requirements, some top companies are broadening their hiring criteria. At publishing house Penguin Random House U.S. it’s long been policy not to require college degrees, says Paige McInerny, Vice President, Human Resources. The company has some job postings that state as a suggested requirement ‘college degree or equivalent work experience.’ Except for specific jobs where a targeted, accredited degree is truly required–such as a certified public accountant or attorney–‘we do not have a mandatory, companywide higher education requirement for working at Penguin Random House U.S.,’ she says.”

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