US hiring experts consider digital credentials “low-stakes,” says study

May 12, 2016

Just over a third of HR and talent management professionals have “any knowledge” on how to assess learning credentials earned via online platforms, according to a new US-based study. The study surveyed 130 HR professionals and found that only one-quarter had actively begun including digital credentials, such as badges, in their recruitment or hiring processes. The study also found that those who assessed digital credentials were more likely to use them to supplement their assessment of more “high-stakes” credentials such as a postsecondary degree, a professional certificate, or work experience. A majority of respondents indicated that they considered a digital badge earned through a for-credit online course or MOOC to be “low-stakes.” Campus Technology