The Credentialization of Skills-Based Hiring

Jun 29,
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This article explores the idea of credentialization of skills-based hiring, which is a way for employers to assess skills by having applicants submit traditional credentials in addition to demonstrating the skills necessary for the job. Credentialization is a way for employers to validate skills in a standardized way by having applicants submit a degree, certification, license or certificate that demonstrate a level of expertise. The article argues that credentialization can provide a way to ensure employers are sourcing and hiring candidates who actually possess the skills to perform the job. It also provides a way to try to eliminate myths and biases in hiring processes and make sure that the most qualified person land a job. Credentialization may be a helpful way to assess job candidates and supplement any existing skills-based hiring methods.