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Increasingly, U.S. workers are turning to skilled credentials as a way to enhance and demonstrate skills and work readiness. But can certifications, badges and apprenticeships stand in for traditional education and work experience when seeking a new job?
SHRM and SHRM Foundation conducted research to demonstrate the value and impact of nondegree credentials to identify skills and talents in the workforce and to delineate future work.
Skilled credentials have expanded considerably under rising demand for upskilling and reskilling as part of a worldwide skills shortage. This research was made possible by a grant from Walmart to the SHRM Foundation.
Degree inflation is the rising demand for a four-year college degree for jobs that previously did not require one.
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In this episode of All Things Work, Wendi Safstrom, president of the SHRM Foundation, joins host Tony Lee to discuss skilled credentials and their role in closing the skills gap.