Educational credentials come of age: a survey on the use and value of educational credentials in hiring


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Author: Gallagher, Sean


This report compiles the findings of a research survey of 750 human resources leaders, focusing on the future of educational credentials and their value and use in the workplace. It provides insights on critical questions such as how the value of various educational credentials is evolving; how rapidly skills-based hiring approaches are being pursued; how online degrees and microcredentials are perceived; what hiring leaders view as the key signals of quality; and what the viability of various new credential constructs and degree alternatives is. These perspectives from the employer...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Labour market; Employment; Quality

Keywords: Education work relationship; Labour demand; Microcredentials; Skill certification; Recruitment; Employers; Perception

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Boston, Massachusetts: Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy, Northeastern University, 2018

Physical description: 25 p.

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Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 137.1235

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