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2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

Digital Credentials

What are Human Resources professionals thinking about digital credentials?

What are Human Resources professionals thinking about digital credentials? Among these professionals, awareness of digital credentials remains low.

Question: How much, if any, have you heard about digital credentials, defined as an indicator of a skill, accomplishment or quality, such as a digital badge or a digital transcript?

Nothing 33%

Very Little 28%

Some 21%

A Little 8%

A Lot 7%

Don’t Know 2%

Some Human Relations professionals are already leveraging digital credentials. They are likely using them to supplement other information rather than relying upon them as the exclusive means of making hiring decisions.

Question: Thinking about how you evaluate, research or vet employee and prospective employees’ qualifications, do you currently use or take into consideration digital credentials that may be displayed on social media like LinkedIn, job sites such as Monster.com or somewhere else online?

No: 55%

Yes: 25%

Don’t Know: 21%

Most HR Professionals Believe Use of Will Increase

While just 25% of respondents reported currently using digital credentials, a significant 58% of respondents believe that digital credentials will one day replace or supplement more traditional paperbased credentials.

Question: Do you believe that digital credentials, such as digital badges and digital transcripts, will ultimately replace traditional resumes, certifications and other credentials?

Yes, I believe they will completely replace traditional resumes, certifications and credentials: 8%

Yes, I believe they will supplement traditional resumes, certifications and credentials: 50%.

No, I don’t believe they will replace traditional resumes, certifications and credentials: 24%

Don’t Know: 18%


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