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Could Digital Learning and Employment Records (LERs) Create a Fairer Hiring Process?

The resume has been around for hundreds of years, and is one of the most vital parts of the hiring process for workers, employers, and educators. But what resumes leave out when it comes to nontraditional skills and years of experience—in or out of the workforce—is a big problem for anyone whose career hasn’t followed a perfectly linear trajectory (and really, whose has?).

That’s why Workcred senior director of research Isabel Cardenas-Navia is championing learning and employment records (LERs) as a digital solution to some of the thorniest problems resumes present. During …