It’s common knowledge that educational success is one of the top considerations an employer makes before hiring a prospective employee. This practice has been supported by many individuals and companies across many industries. However, there are those who question its practicality. While education is undoubtedly important, others believe that the individual skill set and personality should take precedence over academic achievement.
Over the years, many companies have embraced the latter idea and have benefitted from it. Despite this fact, according to a BBC news report from 15th June 2015, many elite firms continue to ‘sideline’ the large potential that many applicants possess in favour of those from the top universities, specifically the 24 that belong to the esteemed Russell Group.