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Cybersecurity and privacy are some of the most frequently discussed topics in talent acquisition, especially when it comes to using third party vendor solutions. Having worked as an HR tech solution provider, I know how important it is to have an undoubtable level of security and candidate privacy.  

The latest hot topic in talent tech is surrounding verified information and the truth of a person’s resume. Of course, looking at a resume and verifying a person’s credentials is not something new in talent acquisition, but what is new is using technology to do so faster, more securely, and in a verified way that simultaneously maintains the candidate’s privacy. 

Same old job, new tricks

What I’ve found sets Workwolf apart from other human resource solutions is their approach to empowering job seekers to owning their data, and once verified, providing employers and recruiters like you with verifiable credentials in real-time.  

Having launched in 2020, Workwolf is one of the first professional credentialing companies who provides candidates with the ability to—securely of course—store and own their own data, as well as leverage their profiles to make it easier for employers and recruiters to find them, having been pre-verified for each job for which they are qualified.  

Essentially, like NEXUS and TSA checks at an airport, candidates with pre-verified credentials get to the front of the line with any institution, company, or organization that needs verified information pertaining to one’s employment, academic, and criminal history, as well as their identity, driver’s abstract, and more.  

Come to think of it, the resume as we know it today is very old and hasn’t really come that far from its original roots. And many people’s resumes or LinkedIn profiles are self-proclaimed. Imagine how much a candidate would stand out to you if they could prove their claims.   

A chip off the ol’ blockchain

This platform works on blockchain technology—which for us normal people is an immutable ledger that is very secure and tamper-proof—to decentralize where a user owns their personal data and allow them to decide who can see their information.  

Ultimately, this allows users to control and own the data stored through blockchain (which is the way it is supposed to be). This is a game-changer from the traditional methods of verifying credentials for a job or even background checking.  

What blockchain does is it gives candidates the power to carry their personal information with them anywhere without the threat of the data being compromised in any way by the user or any viewer. It’s a digital resume, or digital work passport, if you will, that candidates can release to anyone anywhere—one that employers can trust. 

The Workwolf platform also allows users to upskill by offering a free career fit assessment to help job seekers find better jobs, and recruiters and employers find better candidates. The platform offers leading-edge HR technology, and will change the way we verify credentials to find the right candidate sooner.  

Resumes better look out, because here comes Workwolf to lead the pack with verified credentials. 

Everyone is always seeking the truth when it comes to hiring, and this platform will revolutionize the power of truth in the way we recruit in the future. 


This post was written by Robert Dougan, a talent strategist with Self Management Group in partnership with Workwolf.


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