Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Is it time to raise US hiring standards for Computer Science?

Today I happened to look at a software company profile that I am working with -- which is not too different from what I inferred from other companies that I am currently dealing with.



What do we see in this software company, 11+40+104+131+121 / 750= 54% with Bachelor Degrees or above in Computer Sciences. It’s interesting because for the ‘going some where’ startups that I have worked with in the last few years, this pattern is not uncommon (typically 30+%).  I also see startup which are successful but tending to have reach a coasting level and go into a holding pattern where the percentage is < 10%.


The explanation may be that one group is well funded and the other is under funded. If you are in a hiring position, you may wish to give preference to people with a Bachelor’s degree or higher – especially those in Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. They may provision your firm for the future better.

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