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Nicole Cox to U.S. News & World Report: Questions Employers Ask About Applicants with Online Degrees

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Decision Toolbox Chief Recruitment Officer Nicole Cox recently shared her insights with U.S. News & World Report’s Jordan Freeman on questions employers ask about applicants with online degrees.

Excerpts from the article:

Employers used to be more hesitant to consider hiring job applicants who earned their degrees online. But that perception has changed in the past few years, recruiters say.

“Schools got better at the delivery models, and hiring managers, particularly in the technology industries, became much more comfortable with it,” says Nicole Cox, chief recruitment officer at Decision Toolbox, a national recruitment firm.

Just as important to employers is an online learner’s ability to understand and interpret a range of perspectives on different issues, says Cox, of Decision Toolbox.

“Employers, if they really understand online education, they can see that it’s a smart use of time and can bring a lot of exposure of global ideas, and help their employees develop solutions to problems that they might not have had any exposure to in the past,” she says.

Read the full article here. 

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