The Credentialization of Skills-Based Hiring

According to a new initiative between the Society for Human Resource Management and the Charles Koch Foundation, skills-based hiring is the future of work. “Businesses looking to succeed going forward must continue to evolve their hiring practices,” said Wendi Safstrom, president of the SHRM Foundation. “The U.S. has entered a skills-based economy. And to fit this new environment, employers will need to adopt skills-based hiring practices in their HR departments.”

SHRM’s Skill-Based Hiring Initiative

Doing many jobs doesn’t actually require degrees or licenses, but companies will use such traditional credentials as proxies for skill. SHRM Foundation’s aim, however, is to “engage employers to adjust hiring attitudes and processes toward individuals pursuing credentials and certifications instead of two- or four-year degrees.”

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