This post was written by Adam Naor, Senior Partner Manager at Amazon Web Services, and former Senior Manager of Partnerships at Indeed.
According to numerousblogs and researchpublished by LinkedIn, 69% of job seekers believe that employers are on their way to skills-based hiring. What does this mean? Increasingly candidates will be selected based on what they can do, rather than degree or pedigree.
Candidates will still need to stand out, but traditional definitions of differentiation are changing. Job seekers face a new set of challenges and opportunities.
57% of LinkedIn's respondents to a series of job data surveys believe that employers will place more value on nontraditional credentials after Covid. Job seekers will increasingly rely on badges, proof of tangible skills, and specific abilities to show that they have the skills to add value from the day one.
After conducting an exhaustive analysis of 26 million job postings,researchersat Harvard found the following: the degree gap (the discrepancy between the demand for a college degree in job postings and the employees who are currently in that job that have a college degree) is significant. For example, in 2015, 67% of production supervisor job postings asked for a college degree, while only 16% of employed production supervisors have one.
Digital credentialing can help change these outcomes.
From the research I observed while working at the job platform Indeed, I know that more than 6 million jobs are currently at risk of degree inflation. Employers, as a result, will need to align hiring with levels of skill and not degrees.
The rise of the alternative certification system will be particularly important forremote workersand those who remain in home offices post Covid.
When a hiring manager or firm wants to demonstrate that they are open to hiring people with specific skills, they will need a way to do so.
When your firm decides that creating badges and credentials for your staff is something you want, you need to first articulatewhy. If your organization is partially or fully remote, this articulation is even more important because you will want to motivate and engage with your staff - through onboarding and new hire acceleration
A credentialing platform is an important part of differentiating your organization when hiring or retaining workers. By transforming knowledge, skills, and achievements into digital credentials, you will be best suited to empower your staff, your users, and your firm.
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