The History and Future of the Resume
The resume has been around since at least the 16th century. The first recorded use of a resume was a Renaissance inventor, artist, and designer Leonardo da Vinci. In the letter sent to Ludovico il Moro, the Duke of Milan, da Vinci listed his skills, abilities, experience, and vision. Da Vinci’s resume is not that much different than current resumes, the only aspects that have changed since the earliest resumes are minor differences in design. Over the centuries we have moved from handwritten resumes, to typed, to digital formatted resumes however, all these formats have one major issue, they all need to be verified independently.
Current Issues with Resumes and the Hiring Process
Current resumes and digital database like resume platforms like LinkedIn, all have a reliability issues in terms of independent verification. All the skills, education, and endorsements need to be verified by HR, recruiters, and hiring managers. Verification requires communication with multiple companies, managers, and educators, etc. The verification process is time and labor intensive. It requires, contacting former employers, seeking out references, verifying education and skills, and at the end a certain level of faith and trust.
Throughout the process of hiring individuals HR and managers need to interview to verify experience or likely hood of an interviewee’s experience, in addition, to other means of verification, such as work history checks. The hiring process is time consuming, and as a result companies that do their due diligence and verify hires might lose candidates to other companies as a result. Streamlining the process and improving efficiency would save both time, money, and productivity.
The Future of the Resume: The Blockchain Renaissance
The future of the resume will be built on blockchain. Blockchain based resumes will become a crypto-wallet of sorts in the future. Blockchain will become a huge disruptor in the HR space, companies that embrace it will solve several problems when it comes to hiring. It removes issues with fluff or untruthful work experience, or skills being listed on resumes. Skills and work experience will be verified using blockchain, with companies that store work data, performance reviews, work results, and job descriptions on blockchain based HR systems.
Educational Institutions and Job Seeker Benefits
Educational institutions will also save time answering calls for verifying education, GPAs, and Majors, by having their class grades, and course objectives, and results on a blockchain. This would also be a benefit for job seekers without a degree, but with university education experience. With education verified on a blockchain, job seekers can provide proof of education without having to have a full degree.
Employer benefits of using Blockchain in HR
For employer’s using blockchain in HR would benefit their companies for internal hires and advancement, but also for those individuals that may seek to leave the company. They can immediately verify employment histories without having to waste time answering phone calls or emails about a former employee’s work history. In addition, receiving blockchain based resumes also have instantly verifiable data, experience, and proof of work, unlike other types of resumes. Blockchain has reliability, trustworthiness, and security built into the system itself. When blockchain in HR becomes more widespread, companies that are not built on or compatible with blockchain systems will be at a disadvantage over adaptors of the technology. Blockchain offers more benefits than instantly verified resumes for both employees and employers, if you want to learn more how blockchain technology can lead to a complete digital transformation for your business, please register and contact a beepNow representative to learn more. beepNow tools are built on blockchain technology to help companies digitally transform HR.