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Why Credly's Talent Directory is Going to be a Critical Part of the Hiring Process


Nobody quite knows how the economic landscape is going to look in a post-COVID-19 world, but one thing is for certain: verifiable skills will be crucial on both sides of the hiring equation. It only stands to reason for hiring managers, employers, and job seekers to rely on skills. With 30 million (and rising) people out of work, there's going to be a flurry of hiring when businesses begin to navigate the new future of work.

If hiring managers are not sold on skills-based hiring yet, they soon will be. The sheer number of job applicants will necessitate it. But there is another reason skills will be critical. Many companies that have laid off or furloughed employees will be looking at a permanent reduction in their workforce after the dust settles. It will be critical to find people who have the verifiable skills to do the job.

For job seekers, verifiable skills are a powerful tool in this "new normal" economic age. Proof of proficiency in all kinds of skills will make their resumes stand out from the crowd.

And for employers, knowing which of their employees took some time for professional development while on furlough will be one more way to zero in on who is really committed to the job.

Wouldn't it be nice if there was an easy way for hiring managers to quickly find candidates with verifiable skills and for job seekers to get noticed for those skills?

Meet Credly's Talent Directory.

The Talent Directory on Credly's Acclaim platform brings skills-based hiring and talent sourcing to the forefront. It also gives organizations that issue digital credentials a way to bring exposure to their digital badge earners and make them more discoverable.

How it works

Recruiters and hiring managers can search for professionals who have earned specific credentials or skills from an issuing organization, then connect with them about job opportunities.

Some facets of the directory include:

  • Skills-based hiring: Recruiters and hiring managers can search for professionals who have earned specific credentials or skills from your organization.
  • Easy setup: You don't have to be a tech guru to set it up.
  • Data security coverage: Compliance? GDPR worries? No problem. Credly handles all compliance and GDPR requirements.
  • Earner controls: Badge earners control when their profile is searchable in the talent directory.

By using the directory, employers are adding value to the digital credentials they issue. Your badge earners are discoverable, which is a real plus especially now, when your furloughed people may be looking for a temporary gig.

Verifiable skills matter to employers, hiring managers, and employees. In the hiring onslaught to come, being able to easily discern who has the skills for the job will be crucial. Our Talent Directory puts those skills front and center, delivering a win to all sides of the hiring equation.

If you're interested in learning more about issuing digital credentials at your organization, fill out this form and we'll be in touch shortly to schedule a demo.