Employers should ignore GPAs when hiring: Stirrett

July 5, 2019

“Given the tight labour market, Canadian companies are losing out on high potential talent by using academic performance as a criterion for hiring and will benefit from discontinuing this approach,” writes Venture for Canada CEO Scott Stirrett. The author cites studies showing no correlation between job performance and GPA, except for a minor correlation among brand-new grads. Stirrett also notes that some factors – such as previous work experience, WIL, or extracurriculars – are all more useful than GPAs in helping employers make the best hiring decisions. Globe and Mail (Subscription Required) (National)