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Digital Credentialling

“Digital credentials” refer to verifiable credentials such as badges and certificates representing an individual’s professional skills and competencies. Digital credentials validate the skills an individual has by providing context around when and where their skills were acquired. 

Digital credentialing provides workers with autonomy, access, and flexibility to develop skills they desire and helps organizations make the shift from hiring based on traditional parameters such as degrees and years of experience to skill-based hiring. IBM, for example, uses digital credentials to capture important skills with trusted assessments.

Organizations can partner with various platforms to create, issue, and manage digital credentials and create a repository of employees’ skills. This can help organizations expand the scope of hiring to several individuals that may not have specific educational qualifications but possess the skills needed to succeed in certain jobs.

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