When job seekers have the right skills to do the work, they should have the opportunity to demonstrate their qualifications. A more transparent approach to hiring makes skills the primary currency of the job market. That means workers have access to more employment opportunities, and employers have access to a more diverse talent pool.
Without good ways to evaluate what a job candidate can do, employers turn to proxies, like a college degree, the candidate’s last job, or a recommendation from a close source. This approach is efficient, but it erects barriers to good jobs for many people.
The hiring process is fair, transparent, and based on skills. Resumes reflect skills developed through formal and informal learning experiences, and applicants have opportunities to prove what they know and can do. Employers have clear insights into their talent and provide clear internal pathways to mobility for their employees.